John is correct, so be very careful how you proceed with the possession of
these birds or taking any birds into your possession in the future.
However I think you've done the right thing in alerting a forum that has
members with the sort of qualifications that John mentions and data from
deceased individuals can give valuable information about bird movements in some
Shy albatross records and measurements in particular, due to recent taxonomic
changes, could be of great interest to the seabird scientific fraternity at the
You might contact SOSSA directly perhaps (internet will give contact details)
or the Australian Museum to find out how these birds might be documented and
disposed of correctly.
On 06/01/2014, at 3:59 PM, John Harris wrote:
> they are protected and having them in your possession without the
> appropriate permits to collect and or keep, could lead to fines!!
> *Yours in all things* "*GREEN"*
> *John Harris*
> *Croydon, Vic*
> * Director - Wildlife Experiences Pty LtdPrincipal Ecologist/Zoologist*
> *Nature Photographer*
> *Wildlife Guide*
> *President, Field Naturalists Club of Victoria*
> *(www.fncv.org.au <http://www.fncv.org.au/>)*
> On 6 January 2014 15:56, Barbara Jones <> wrote:
>> Is there anyone wanting Shy Albatross x 2 for skeletons?
>> One found yesterday on Middle Beach, Mimosa Rocks NP (Far South Coast NSW)
>> and dragged up beyond high tide and another on Aragunnu, a tad further
>> north still there from before Christmas.
>> Directions available for anyone interested.
>> Barbara Jones
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