Latest Least Tern Stories

2011-04-13 16:23:00

"It is time to put politics aside and do the right thing for the Gulf" NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after the BP oil disaster began in the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon experts report that oil can still be found in gulf marshes and beaches that provide critical habitat for at-risk birds. Recent trips through Louisiana's Barataria Bay revealed tar balls on beaches and oil oozing through marsh grasses, a discouraging sight as the breeding season begins for dozens...

2008-07-02 15:00:24

By Donita Naylor Naturalists at Napatree Point Conservation Area chronicle endangered wildlife and hold their breath as the inevitable crush of vacationers approaches. WESTERLY -- "We actually saw the spotted sandpiper chick." "We saw all three oystercatcher babies." Two naturalists and a summer intern were briefing a U.S. Fish & Wildlife coordinator at Napatree Point Conservation Area on what they saw at Napatree last week. It sounded like a busy corner in a maternity...

2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Jennifer Rich, Destin Log, Fla. Jun. 21--Volunteers with the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge have decided not to bury their heads in the sand about the slew of birds that keep walking off buildings in Destin. Originally started by the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society, the effort was turned over to the refuge to coordinate volunteers in Destin and Fort Walton Beach to respond to this growing problem. Now declared a threatened species in Florida, least terns in our area have taken up...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.