Polar Picture: Kittiwakes in front of the Kronebeen glacier
Plenty of Kittiwakes can be found at the glacier fronts ending in Kongsfjorden. The fronts of those “tidal glaciers”, thus glaciers ending in the sea, are important feeding spots for sea birds and marine mammals. This area is often ice free due to the currents and is rich in nutrients due to the sediment flow from the glacier into the sea. This will respectively cause the possibility to access the water and creates an area rich in food (zooplankton, fish). The birds can have a feast there!