The draft National Plan of Action meets our international commitments under the UN FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and complements the National Recovery Plan for threatened albatrosses and giant petrels
There's certainly no shortage of birds at Jason Harbour, where opportunistic skuas and southern giant petrels
prey on newborn elephant seals.
Dr Karine Delord of the French National Centre for Scientific Research and her colleagues Dr Yohan Charbonnier and Dr Jean-Baptiste Thiebot were studying the conservation of penguins, sooty albatrosses and giant petrels
around Possession Island, one of five small islands that make up the Crozet archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean.
And they come under attack from giant petrels
, orcas and leopard seals.
In East Antarctica, southern giant petrels
have been found dead on their nests, a single egg nestled in the brood patch, the birds having succumbed to enormous, burying snows.
Other threatened UK species include wandering, grey-headed, Atlantic yellow-nosed and sooty albatrosses; as well as white-chinned and southern giant petrels
Identification of giant petrels
missed something, having the southern variety with a reddish color to the bill tip, and greenish for the northern (the reverse is true), and the southern having a white "phase" instead of "morph.
soar through the endless skies while smelly, molting elephant seals lay nearby.
, which are known to prey upon other petrels) while others (e.
(PET-rulz) have a great way to scare off predators that get too close to their nests.
Are a Bellwether Species for the Antarctic
Pelagic birds - ranging from graceful, balletic albatrosses, to Wedgewood blue fairy prions and Wgnarly-beaked northern giant petrels
- hang in our slipstream, then disappear into the horizon where grey sea and sky become one.