Roseate Terns

Subject: Roseate Terns
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 18:13:57 +0800
"Michael J Hunter" <> wrote :
>Roseate Terns  are not common in Australian waters
>one colony in the Gulf of Carpentaria comprises a
>big proportion of the Australian population.


There are colonies of 10,000s of Roseate Terns off the Pilbara coast and
north of Broome.  I have seen a flock of about 10,000 off James Price Point
north of Broome in October 1998, about 2,000 at the Lacepede Islands north
of Broome in November 1999, and about 10,000 near the Monte Bello Islands
off the Pilbara in October 2000.  They weren't breeding at the time, but
they are known to breed in large colonies.  There are smaller colonies in
the Abrolhos Islands.

However this is irrelevant to the argument that you were making in the
remainder of your article, and doesn't make your point invalid.


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