Tracking of the Yelkouan Shearwater

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 2


Over the past six months, the EU LIFE Yelkouan Shearwater Project has been undertaking fieldwork to fitelectronic devices to the Yelkouan Shearwaters to monitor their movements at sea. The tags are the latest intechnology for seabird tracking. This is the first time that such extensive research on this species has beencarried out anywhere in the world and it is therefore of importance at an international level. This work is puttingMalta on the map for seabird research within the scientific community.


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