Short-tail Numbers

Subject: Short-tail Numbers
From: David Siems <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 09:13:37 +1100
 Hi Netters,
            After reading the report by Alan Morris on the number of
shearwaters found on beaches, I read the following in a Australian
Geographic Magazine in regards the islands off Tasmania. Part of the article
stated, "100,000 shearwaters are taken by Aboriginal people from the islands
to be sold for food" and when Alan says 23 million shearwaters travel here,
the number on the beaches seem small.
            Also the last pelagic I did from Sydney, the shearwaters were
fighting the albatross for the food. I don't think I have seen birds so hungry.

All the Best
David Siems
Sydney, Australia
Phone: +61 (0)2 9759 1891

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