Rationale: The purpose of the indicator is to identify changes in the seabird community in the Barents Sea. Distribution and abundance of seabirds at sea is sensitive to changes in the ecosystem in open waters. The indicator reflects both changes in population size and changes in habitat use.
Type of indicator: E, state of the ecosystem
Priority of indicator: e, essential
• Spatial-seasonal distribution of seabird communities (NINA, IMR)
Density distribution for nine seabird species in the Barents Sea. Source www.seapop.no