Short-tailed Shearwaters

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Subject: Short-tailed Shearwaters
From: Chris <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 16:12:51 +1000
Alan Morris is right as those who have been around for a few years have
seen huge wrecks of these birds along the coast with similar uninformed
media panics.
An weather and shearwater expert from the CSIRO, I think, was on ABC
radio today and explained how that when La Nina is on the birds battle
head winds across the Pacific and then meet storms near the coast.  As
most of the birds are less than 5 years old, from band recoveries, they
probably are not experienced enough to cope with these conditions and
just run out of energy.
Cheers  Chris

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