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2015-02-24 08:25:12

NEW YORK, February 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital geological insights accelerate and inform exploration decision making for inaugural

2014-10-08 12:22:41

Paradigm 14 platform supports an integrated HD workflow, including seismic processing, QSI, and advances toward HD subsurface modeling HOUSTON, Oct.

2014-06-25 12:31:01

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New plug-in integrates georeferenced maps and scientific data from Geofacets with 2D and 3D geological and geophysical models on

2014-04-06 23:02:16

Dynamic Graphics, Inc., Announces Significant New Features in Upcoming CoViz 4D Release Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Dynamic Graphics (DGI) announces

Changing Eating Habits Of The Hawaiian Petrel And Other Sea Birds Concern Scientists
2013-05-14 08:29:00

Changes in the eating habits of endangered Hawaiian petrels have scientists concerned about the impact that the growth of industrialized fishing will have not only on the seabirds but upon other species of animals as well.

2011-04-13 00:00:28

Delivering on its promise to provide added value to Petrel users through Ocean plug-in development Hosuton, TX (PRWEB) April 12, 2011 INT, a Schlumberger preferred Ocean Development Partner, has posted a new plug-in for the Petrel platform on the Ocean Store.

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2010-03-15 13:25:00

Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels.

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2009-09-14 12:40:00

Conservationists say the first ever positive identification at sea of the Fijian petrel raised hopes for the survival of the world's most mysterious and endangered seabirds.


Latest Petrel Reference Libraries

Tristram’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma tristrami
2013-04-22 14:33:05

The Tristram’s Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma tristrami) is a species of seabird in the family of storm-petrels called Hydrobatidae. The species’ specific and common name comes from the English clergyman Henry Baker Tristram, the species can also be known as the Sooty Storm-petrel. The Tristram’s Storm Petrel is distribution across the North Pacific Ocean; mainly in tropical seas. This storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is dark all over with a slightly pale...

Swinhoe's Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma monorhis
2012-12-10 12:17:48

Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel may also be known as Swinhoe’s Petrel. It is a small, all-brown seabird of the storm petrel family of Hydrobatidae. The breeding habitat is islands in the northwest Pacific off China, Japan, and Korea. When they nest, it’s usually in colonies close to the sea in rock crevices and lays a single white egg. They spend the rest of the year at sea, ranging into the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Being a small bird, they are only 18 to 21 centimeters in length, and...

Galápagos Petrel, Pterodroma phaeopygia
2012-10-27 22:25:38

This large, long-winged seabird is found in the five islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. The local people of the islands often call them “patabegada”. This species was once known as The Dark-Rumped Petrel, although recent changes have eliminated that name from current use. This bird is an endemic marine bird and usually nests in highlands with high humidity. In the past, the petrel population was severely affected by introduced mammals that depredated and altered the nesting...

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2012-04-03 13:59:46

Cook’s Petrel, (Pterodroma cookii), is a species of seabird and a member of the gadfly petrels. The breeding habitat of this species is limited to three small islands in New Zealand: Little Barrier Island, Great Barrier Island, and Codfish Island. It migrates to the Pacific Ocean when it is not breeding. It can sometimes be seen well off the west coast of the United States and tropical South America. The adult is 9.8 to 11.8 inches in length with a 26-inch wingspan. The bill is long and...

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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