Pelagic bird question

Subject: Pelagic bird question
From: Arron Davies <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 01:20:32 -0700 (PDT)
Could someone please answer this easy newbie question
which has nonetheless puzzled me for a couple of
years. Why is it that pelagic seabirds are observed
close inshore only when strong winds blow onshore ? Is
it because of turnover ?

What are they eating anyway ?

Also, I know they are not birds, but I went to Magic
Point (Maroubra, Sydney) today - 20 to 30 whales were
visible during the 3 hours I was there. 

There were no seabirds of merit in the westerlies of
course - but it was very gratifying to see the whales.


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