Archive for eider

Virus Causing Massive Eider Die-Offs Identified

Since 1998, hundreds and even thousands of common eiders have annually washed ashore dead along Cape Cod in late summer and early fall. Finally we know why: A pathogen now known as the Wellfleet Bay virus.

December 30, 2014

Riding the Atlantic Roller Coaster

A hunt for sea ducks off the coast of Rhode Island is not for the faint of heart.

November 22, 2013

Game Profiles: Common Eider

Hunting common eiders is not for everyone. Their location, along with the equipment required and the difficult conditions, limit enthusiasts to a dedicated few.

November 17, 2009