Increasing disturbance and pollution results from ecotourism and fishing2. Food supplies may be affected by squid fisheries, climate change and shifts in marine food webs1,3,9. In Patagonian coastal waters (an important wintering ground for the Falklands population4) hydrocarbon exploitation is a threat2. Rock-lobster fisheries have previously used birds for bait5,6. On Auckland, Macquarie and Kerguelen, introduced predators may affect breeding success2. The massive mortality event on the Falklands in 2002/3 was due to a Harmful Algal Bloom13.
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