Dead Shearwaters

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Subject: Dead Shearwaters
From: "Innes, Angus" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:17:54 -0000
Tonya's post about the dead ST Shearwaters in southern NSW, extends the
grim picture that had been painted by my daughter who lives beside the
beach at Peregian on the Sunshine Coast of Qld - by several hundred

 About the first week in November, she, and a young boy who happened to
be walking on the beach, moved by compasssion rather than rationality,
had been prompted to enter the surf to rescue a couple of floundering
young shearwaters and took them to the Australian Wildlife Zoo -
inevitably without a happy ending.

Apparently there were many dead shearwaters along the northern Sunshine
Coast beaches and there had been even more a couple of weeks earlier.
She is not sufficiently knowlegeable to have aged the dead birds she saw
on the beach on those occasions, although the floundering birds were

I join Tonya in an interest to hear explanations of the phenomena - the
likely causes and whether juveniles are particularly at risk.

Angus Innes.

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