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2011-05-10 13:57:04

Until now, the scientific community had assumed that wild animals died before they got old. Now, a Spanish-Mexican research team has for the first time demonstrated ageing in a population of wild birds (Sula nebouxii) in terms of their ability to live and reproduce. "It was always thought that senescence was something particular to humans and domestic animals, because we have an extended life expectancy", Alberto Velando, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Ecology and Animal...


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2008-11-29 19:42:06

The Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), is a seabird found along tropical and subtropical islands off the Pacific Ocean. Its most famous colony is on the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. They also occur along the coast of California, USA. These specimens are strictly marine birds. Their only need for land is to breed, which is done along rocky coasts. This bird is quite abundant in concentrated areas and is not threatened or endangered. The Blue-footed Booby is about 32 inches in length and...

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2008-11-29 19:38:09

The Cape Gannet (Morus capensis, formerly Sula capensis), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. The breeding range is restricted to three islands off Namibia and three islands off South Africa. They normally nest in large and dense colonies on flat islands or flat ledges. In 1996, this bird's population was estimated at 340,000 individuals with the largest colony found on Malgas island, South Africa with more than 140,000 birds. Some birds have been recorded off the Australian...

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2008-11-29 19:35:41

The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus, formerly Sula bassana), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. They range through the North Atlantic. They are commonly found in large colonies, on cliffs overlooking the ocean or on small rocky islands. There is a one colony of this bird on Bonaventure island, Quebec with a total population of over 60,000 birds. More than half of the entire species, however, is found around the coasts of Great Britain, with the largest colonies on Bass Rock and...

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2008-11-25 21:30:15

The masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. This is a bird of tropical waters and breeds on islands in all tropical oceans except the eastern Atlantic. This is a fairly sedentary bird that winters at sea and is rarely seen far from its breeding grounds. Some Caribbean birds wander north to warm southern Gulf Stream waters off the eastern seaboard of the United States. It is the largest booby, attaining 32 to 36 inches in length with a 60 inch...

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