Who doesn't love puffins? These brightly colored seabirds are one headline attraction of this craggy cluster of pristine islands off the coast of Maine. By the mid-20th century hunters had nearly wiped out Maine's puffin population. However, after decades of concerted conservation, the birds are making a comeback. Other attractions include Arctic Terns and other seabirds.
This Atlantic region is already feeling the effects of climate change. A recent spate of puffin breeding failures are thought to be caused by warming ocean waters and changes in the abundance of suitable food for puffin nestlings.