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2008-07-12 09:00:25

By John Ross THE secrets beneath Scotland's most remote national nature reserve are about to be revealed for the first time by an underwater investigation. The uninhabited island of North Rona lies 47 miles out in the Atlantic, further offshore than St Kilda, and its isolated location makes it the least visited nature reserve in the country. It is an important breeding habitat for grey seal and seabird colonies, especially of the European storm-petrel and the larger Leach's...


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Guadalupe Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma macrodactyla
2012-10-30 11:51:46

The Guadalupe Storm Petrel is an extinct species of the Hydrobatidae family. It was a small seabird, almost undistinguishable from its relative, Leach’s Storm Petrel. The only ways to tell them apart was their circannual rhythm and the fact that the Guadalupe Storm Petrel is larger in size and its paler under coverts. They bred only on Guadalupe Island off Baja, California. The breeding season was set between the local subspecies of Leach’s Storm Petrel, the winder breeding Oceanodroma...

Band-rumped Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma castro
2012-03-22 18:45:25

The Band-rumped Storm Petrel, (Oceanodroma castro), also known as the Madeiran Storm Petrel or Harcourt’s Storm Petrel, is a species of storm petrel in the family Hydrobatidae. It is found in the warmer parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the Atlantic, these include the Azores and Madeira; in the Pacific, the Galapagos Islands. This bird is about 7.5 to 8.25 inches long with a 17- to 18-inch wingspan, and weighs about 1.5 to 1.75 ounces. It is mainly black with an extensive...

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2006-02-22 14:59:31

The Ashy Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma homochroa) is a small, scarce seabird of the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. Breeding colonies can be found on islands off the coasts of California and Mexico, and it is one of 6 species of storm petrel that live and feed in the rich California Current system. Both its common and scientific names come from its coloration; one authority has suggested naming it Coues's Storm Petrel after the man that described the species, Elliott Coues. Description...

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2006-02-22 14:50:29

The Leach's Storm-petrel or Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) is a small seabird of the tubenose family. It prefers to breed on inaccessible islands in the colder northern areas of the Atlantic and Pacific. It nests in colonies close to the sea in rock crevices where it lays a single white egg. Like other storm-petrels, it is strictly nocturnal at the breeding sites to avoid predation by gulls and skuas, and will even avoid coming to land on clear moonlit nights. Additionally, its...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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