October 27, 2021

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Sniffing Out a Seabird in the Desert

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Scientists have been searching for the hard-to-find nests of Storm Petrels in order to protect them, but first, they’ll have to follow their nose.

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Sources:

Sea Wonder: Storm Petrel


https://oceana.org/marine-life/seabirds/least-storm-petrel
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/leachs-storm-petrel
https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/wilsons-storm-petrel
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0194389
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345959009_Breeding_Sites_Distribution_and_Conservation_Status_of_the_White-Vented_Storm-Petrel_Oceanites_gracilis_in_the_Atacama_Desert
http://www.redobservadores.cl/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Ardea1062_203-207.pdf
http://www.redobservadores.cl/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/A107-075-084.pdf
https://www.britannica.com/place/Atacama-Desert

Scouring the Desert for a Seabird


https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/detecting-life-in-the-driest-place-on-earth
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/storm-petrel-secret-desert-habitat-nests/563687/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Milky_Way_above_the_Atacama_Desert.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eliotts_storm_petrel.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/cape-petrel-gm1219544698-356767997
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/detecting-life-in-the-driest-place-on-earth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_trip_to_Mars.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:European_Storm_Petrel_From_The_Crossley_ID_Guide_Eastern_Birds.jpg

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