SCRIPP'S MURRELETS, father on right, chick on left, as seen on Shearwater Journeys' September 9, 2013 Half Moon Bay pelagic trip. These small alcids breed on Anacapa Island, one of the Channel Islands off southern California. We saved them by eradicating the black rat from this island.
WE SAVED the SCRIPP'S MURRELET!
For more information see this short video:
CAN WE SAVE THE ASHY STORM-PETREL?
A small flock of ASHY STORM-PETRELS, above. It is thought at approximately 50% of the world's population of Ashy Storm-Petrels breed at the Farallon Islands. This small, swallow-sized seabird is threatened by an imbalance of nature caused by the non-native mice on the Farallon Islands. A program to eradicate the mice has been proposed. Please comment on the EIR no later than September 30, 2013.
YES, WE CAN!
Thank you, and the storm-petrels thank you,
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