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By James Fisher,R. M. Lockley

Sea-Birds introduces us to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean within which approximately part the realm sea-bird species were obvious at one time or one other. This version is unique to newnaturalists.com

Few of the better animals have effectively invaded the polar areas and the ocean; yet those who have - the whales, seals and sea-birds - have made an excellent luck of it. There are just approximately 250 actual sea-birds on this planet (there are over thirty occasions as many others); but between this opt for 250 are one of the most a number of and well-adapted of residing species, starting from the superb albatrosses, with their powers of sail-planing, to the curious diving petrels; from the penguins to the auks; from the cormorants to the gulls and terns.

The arctic tern makes the longest migratory trip of any recognized poultry, traveling 20,000 miles among the 2 polar areas during a 12 months. a few sea-birds species most likely spend the 1st seven or 8 years in their lives with out ever touching land; and one, the emperor penguin, by no means touches land in its existence, for it incubates its egg at the Antarctic ice!

This e-book introduces the reader to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean during which approximately part the area sea-bird species were obvious at one time or one other. Sea-birds are more often than not extra cosmopolitan and frequent than so much land birds; and it truly is no shock to the ornithologist to discover that the groups at the American and eu aspects of the Atlantic are very related, so much in their member-species being universal to both.

The authors of this e-book have spent such a lot in their lively lives in learn on sea-birds, Lockley specialising in Life-histories, Fisher in distribution and numbers. each one has an extended checklist of exploration of the remotest elements of the Atlantic coast and islands. Their felicitous collaboration brings domestic for the 1st time to the overall bird-watcher and sea-going naturalist what huge, immense strides were lately made in our wisdom of sea-birds. We now comprehend the realm inhabitants of a number of soecies, and will keep on with with accuracy the alterations within the numbers of many.

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Sea-Birds introduces us to the sea-birds of the North Atlantic, an ocean during which approximately part the realm sea-bird species were obvious at one time or one other. This variation is unique to newnaturalists. comFew of the better animals have effectively invaded the polar areas and the ocean; yet those who have - the whales, seals and sea-birds - have made a superb good fortune of it.

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