Causing the death of tern chicks for photography.

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Subject: Causing the death of tern chicks for photography.
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:19:33 +1000
Re: [Birding-Aus] Causing the death of tern chicks for photography.
>From I only read it for 
>the articles. In this case it is a factual statement.

"The moon is still waning, so to kill more time we go to a little sand cay 
north of Crab. Here we find a nesting colony of Crested Terns with hundreds of 
chicks. It all seems so idyllic, but we soon see a disaster looming. A dozen 
whaler sharks circle the cay, and when the chicks choose to go for a swim, the 
predators move in. I know I'm filming something never recorded before, but it 
saddens me to witness such an easy slaughter."

So it seems that Ben Cropp himself was the photographer behind the camera and 
the one keeping the chicks from returning to the shore. His commentary does not 
seem sad and his behaviour is contrary to the code Glenn published.
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