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SEA BIRDS

Explore various educational Odyssey logs about sea birds.


October 27, 2000
The Fairy Terns of Christmas Island
Fairy Terns are considered by some to be the most beautiful of all sea birds.
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June 14, 2002
'A Port in a Storm'
"Late yesterday, we crossed paths with a fellow ocean traveller, which by its ruffled appearance was tired from fighting the high winds and seas. It was a fragile, fluttering Brown Noddy that spun and tumbled through the blustering gale in what appeared to be a desperate attempt to land aboard Odyssey."
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October 19, 2001
'Sea Eagles'
"Darwin and its outlying areas are a haven for white-belied sea-eagles. These magnificent birds of prey are a part of a group of birds known as raptors. The other day, we had sea eagle scanning for fish in the waters of Darwin harbor from atop the Odyssey s main mast. "
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October 8, 2001
'The Australian Pelican'
"One species among many we have observed in Kakadu who take advantage of this unique habitat are large groups of Australian Pelicans. The Australian Pelican is considerably larger than its northern brown cousin and occurs throughout the continent wherever it has easy access to large bodies of both salt and freshwater."
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February 15, 2002
'The Pied Cormorant'
"The Odyssey has anchored off the small coastal town of Geraldton overnight, seeking shelter from gale force winds and heavy seas. We are not alone out here, waking this morning to find the rocky harbor walls covered in Pied Cormorants."
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April 30, 2004
'The Gulf of Aden'
"We are sailing the waters of Yemen and the Gulf of Aden. The Gulf of Aden is a 600 mile long corridor that connects the Arabian Sea to the Red Sea. At the entrance to the Gulf, the island of Socotra stands like a sentinel. Once within 100 miles of this 70-mile long island, the number of seabirds visiting Odyssey increased dramatically."
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May 17, 2004
'Dolphins and Boobies in the Desert Sea'
"The Odyssey crew is currently sailing north up the Red Sea - a body of water early traders and explorers making their way into the Indian Ocean, called the 'Route of Spices'. Although named after the red pigmentation of Oscillatoria - a genus of blue-green algae, the Red Sea appears anything but red, and ranges from deep green offshore to light aqua along the coast."
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