Date: 7/16/17 3:31 pm
From: Ann Hancock <annhancock9...>
Subject: Re: [Maine-birds] Re: Tropicbird trips to Seal Island success
Wonder if this is connected in any way to the gannet die off being seen on Cape Cod?
Distressing news.
Ann Hancock

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> On Jul 16, 2017, at 5:05 PM, <cathie.murray...> wrote:
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> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/nyregion/seabird-deaths-long-island.html
> this NYTimes article reported hundreds of young great shearwaters suffered a mass die-off recently
> wonder about the health of the species and populations you usually see...
> Cathie murray
>
>> On Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:59:21 AM UTC-4, Bill Baker wrote:
>> Last Tuesday ended up being super foggy by the time we got to the island meaning no Tropicbird. There were well over 40 gannet out there and equal numbers of Wilson's Storm-petrels, but surprisingly no shearwaters. The island had an abundance of puffins and razorbills in the water and great cormorants around the nest. This Tuesday also looks foggy, but we have another Trip on Friday the looks promising. So far this year we are 3/5 on the red-billed tropicbird and its been completely weather dependent. Last year was 4/8 so we are about on track for a similar record at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures.
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