Extreme weather has severely affected breeding seabirds on the Northumberland coastline.
According to the National Trust, Atlantic puffins are particularly threatened on the Farne Islands. Flooding of their burrows during the summer meant that one of the islands failed to produce any chicks.
The operators of a ship which crashed onto the Farne Islands have been fined £60,000, after a court heard how the chief officer had fallen asleep on watch and there was no look-out man on the deck either.
The MV Danio was grounded for several days on the island in March last year.
Judge Brian Forster agreed it was fortunate a major environmental and maritime disaster hasn't resulted from the failures.
The owners of a ship, which ran aground on the Farne Islands in 2013 are due to be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court. MV Danio was on its way from Scotland to Belgium when it snagged on rocks after a crew member fell asleep and a warning system was switched off.