Short-tailed Shearwaters & Antarctica

Subject: Short-tailed Shearwaters & Antarctica
Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 17:11:30 +0800

Did anyone see the short news story on the ABC last night about the
breeding adult Short-tailed Shearwaters from Montague Island (wherever this
is? Bass Strait?) which were fitted with sattelite transmitters and were
recorded flying almost to Antarctica (15,000kms round trip in 15 days).  I
knew that many albatross did feeding trips like this, but this is the first
that I was aware that shearwaters also made these trips.

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