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13 October 2023 / Spitzbergen | Svalbard / Rolf Stange

Outbreak of avian flu on Hopen

Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

There have been similar, even larger outbreaks of avian flue in seabird colonies in north Norway. In some cases, the losses were dramatic and major fractions of the colonies were wiped out. In Spitsbergen, avian flu was found for the first time in 2002, but the recent outbreak on Hopen is the largest one so far.

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