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  • noun Plural form of shearwater.


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  • Illegal harvesting of other species such as shearwaters (Puffinus spp.), gulls, and terns is also known to occur [35].

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic

  • Both are home to a wealth of birds such as shearwaters, plovers, petrels, ducks, and owls.

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  • In the summer of 1974, my brother John spent the summer with three students from Aberdeen University, studying the breeding biology of falcons and shearwaters on the uninhabited island of Dragonada, off the north-eastern coast of Crete.

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  • A brisk walk out to the tip of the head itself is a great observatory for spotting gannets, shearwaters, skuas and other sea birds, and occasionally migrating whales.

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  • Albatross, fulmars, shearwaters and petrels mistake floating plastics for food, and many individuals of these species are affected; in fact, 44% of all seabird species are known to ingest plastic.

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  • The distance record holder was the black and white Arctic tern, with its 22,000-mile yearly journey between polar ice caps, but in fall 2006, a team of researchers published news of sooty shearwaters captured in their New Zealand breeding burrows and outfitted with satellite tracking devices.


  • Mass mortality of short-tailed shearwaters in the southeastern Bering Sea during summer 1997.

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  • There are large populations of such water birds as terns, tropicbirds, boobies, shearwaters, and petrels.

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  • OK, so maybe I could've asked for one of Tom Wetmore's roseate terns or Manx shearwaters but that would be sooooo gilding the lily...

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  • The Russian Arctic also provides feeding grounds for some southern species, for instance, the Californian gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) and short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) that nest in southern Australia.

    Management and conservation of marine mammals and seabirds in the Arctic


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