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  CSS Sea Bird - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
CSS Sea Bird was a sidewheel steamer in the Confederate States Navy.
Sea Bird was built at Keyport, New Jersey in 1854, was purchased by North Carolina at Norfolk, Virginia in 1861 and fitted for service with the Confederate States Navy.
Sea Bird served as the flagship of Confederate Flag Officer William F. Lynch's "mosquito fleet" during the hard-fought battles in defense of Roanoke Island on February 7-8, 1862, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on February 10 when she was rammed and sunk by USS Commodore Perry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CSS_Sea_Bird   (174 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Sea bird
Seabirds are birds that spend much of their lives, outside the breeding season at least, at sea.
Seabirds, by virtue of living in a geologically depositional environment (that is, in the sea where sediments are readily laid down) are well represented in the fossil record.
In the Paleogene the seas were dominated by early Procellariidae, giant penguins and two extinct families, the Pelagornithidae and the Plotopteridae (a group of large seabirds that looked like the penguins).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sea-bird   (1681 words)

  
 Seabird -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Seabirds are (Warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings) birds that spend much of their lives, outside the breeding season at least, at sea.
Although there are a number of sea (Small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs) ducks in the family Anatidae which are truly marine, by convention they are usually excluded from the seabird grouping.
Whilst the defentition of seabirds suggests that the birds in question spend their lives on the (A large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere) ocean, many seabird families have many species that spend some or even most of their lives inland away from the sea.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/seabird.htm   (3719 words)

  
 Seabirds
These birds are plunge divers and will drop into the sea from heights of 40 or more metres in pursuit of caplin, herring, mackerel, squid, and other prey.
Birds of prey are sometimes tempted to attack a seabird colony, but the spirited defense offered by kittiwakes, murres, and large gulls will often defer them.
Between April and October, the sea stack at Cape St. Mary's, known as "Bird Rock", is covered by the brilliant white-and-gold heads of the gannets.
www.wordplay.com /tourism/self_guided_tours/birds   (5609 words)

  
 Alaska Journal of Commerce: Fishermen won't face more restrictions on accidental sea bird catch 10/06/03
The accidental take of sea birds by fishing boats is of global concern, and it is a big issue for Alaska where it's estimated that 10,000-27,000 are hooked by longline vessels each year.
For trawlers, sea birds sometimes get caught in the so called "third wire," which is an electronic conduit built into the net that provides a signal between a sonar device and the vessel wheel house.
Birds can be injured by the invisible third wire, or be overtaken by it and dragged under water.
www.alaskajournal.com /stories/100603/fis_20031006010.shtml   (1048 words)

  
 South Devon Seabird Trust, Devon, England, UK, seabird rehabilitation, seabird rescue, oiled seabird rehabilitation, ...
The reason that some other rehabilitation centres have not performed very well in the past is that they have wrongly assumed that these birds should be returned to the wild as a matter of urgency.
In some cases as little as 72 hours was considered an adequate time to hold them whereas in fact this was insufficient time to even achieve waterproof plumage and certainly nowhere near the time required to restore them to good health.
Oiled birds require at least 3 weeks to recover from their ordeal (some as much as 4 – 6 weeks).
www.seabirdtrust.co.uk   (432 words)

  
 seabirds one albatross and petrels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They are a bird which will readily approach a boat and will eagerly accept fish, a habit which makes them vulnerable to hooks, however they don't dive and will only reach about half a metre underwater which somewhat reduces that vulnerability.
The bird in the photo was one of two that landed by the boat in January 2004 while we were cleaning fish.
Rarely is there a day on the sea when we don't have several of these impressive birds around the boat and often groups of 5 or more will sit expectantly waiting for a handout.
www.charterfishing.co.nz /seabirdsone.html   (763 words)

  
 Salton Sea Bird Deaths -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Salton Sea and at the same time address the causes of fish die offs and the avian diseases that cause bird deaths...
The type of bacterium primarily responsible for Salton Sea fish infections and deaths was identified by Dr...
As we all know, many migratory bird species all over the world are facing diminished prospects due to loss of suitable habitat - often at both ends of their migratory wanderings.
deaths.fmqg.com /index.php?k=salton-sea-bird-deaths   (1273 words)

  
 Officials Investigate Sea Bird Deaths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most of the birds are greater shearwaters, which are now migrating north from their breeding grounds in the South Atlantic.
Wildlife pathologists are examining the birds for exposure to toxins, pollutants and infections, she said.
The birds' stomachs were empty, but they had varying levels of fat reserves, suggesting they did not die of starvation, he said.
www.talkaboutpets.com /group/rec.birds/messages/183637.html   (477 words)

  
 Sea Bird Cormorants, Sea Bird Cormorants Information
Brandt's cormorant is the most common cormorant seen in the Sea Lion Caves area, ranges from Baja California to Southern British Columbia.
In some parts of the world a ring is placed snugly around the bird's neck so that it cannot swallow its catch, and it actually taught to bring fish back to its trainer for a reward.
It is a large fl water bird about the size of a small wild goose.
www.allthesea.com /Sea-Bird-Cormorants.html   (508 words)

  
 Climate Change Decimating Sea Bird Populations Evidence That North Sea's Food Chain Collapsing
As the very building blocks of the food chain disappear, fish and the birds that feed on them, such as the puffin and guillemot, are starving to death in what has been their natural home for thousands of years.
The demise of cod stocks in the North Sea triggered the first concern that the sea's ecosystem was changing, though the effects of overfishing were blamed.
Similarly evidence that the North Sea's food chain is collapsing might explain the new phenomenon of puffins switching from a fish diet to smaller birds.
www.rense.com /general53/climme.htm   (820 words)

  
 Lindblad Expeditions: Sea Bird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Our twin expedition ships, M.V. Sea Lion and M.V. Sea Bird, can reach places inaccessible to larger ships due to their small size, yet each comfortably accommodates 70 guests in 37 outside cabins.
Our officers aboard the Sea Bird / Sea Lion have years of experience navigating the waters - and welcome guests to visit the bridge to observe the process of navigation.
The bow of the Sea Bird / Sea Lion is the perfect viewing spot, whether through the lense of the binocular or camera.
www.expeditions.com /ships/seabird.asp   (681 words)

  
 Patagonia Eco Tours Bird Watching Vacation Chile
Birds that we usually sight on this crossing, and on the beaches of Chaiten typically include: Albatross, Petrels, Prions, Shearwaters, Penguins, Boobys, Pelicans, Cormorants, Biterns, Oyster Catchers, Yellowlegs, Plovers, Whimbrels, Godwits, Sandpipers, Surfbirds, Skuas, Gulls, Sanderlings, Turnstones and Terns.
The bird watching from the camp is also very good and includes three different habitats: riparian, farmland, and temperate forests.
Sea Kayak Chile from the Andes to the Ocean on Lago Yelcho.
www.exchile.com /birdwatching.html   (2194 words)

  
 North sea bird club - submitting records
It is normal practice in the world of bird watching to be asked to provide a description of a bird classed as "rare".
Birds falling into the category of national rarities must be accepted by BBRC before they can be added to NSBC records.
In order for the NSBC database of offshore bird sightings to be creditable and to be of value for research and analysis purposes, it is vital that a high standard of validation of records be maintained.
www.abdn.ac.uk /nsbc/rare_birds.hti   (681 words)

  
 Cats suspected in sea-bird kill on Maui - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
The Ho'okipa colony is one of eight Maui communities of the brown-and-gray sea bird that is about the size of a pigeon.
None of the banded birds were killed in the attacks, he said.
The threat of attack from wild cats is a constant one for sea birds in the main Hawaiian islands and especially for the wedge-tailed shearwater, which is awkward on the ground and unaccustomed to dealing with predators.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2002/Aug/09/ln/ln23a.html   (594 words)

  
 COLUMBIA RIVER WITH LINDBLAD ON THE SEA BIRD
The Sea Bird was to follow down the river and we would reboard at the McNary Dam.
Breakfast was delayed because the surges coming in from the Pacific Ocean caused the Sea Bird to bounce quite a bit as we ventured a very short distance out into the ocean before turning around and regaining the calm surface of the river.
We were bussed back to the Sea Bird and after lunch we were taken on another bus to Ft. Stephens park and beach.
mywebpages.comcast.net /kwolfs/Columbia/columbia.html   (2619 words)

  
 Sea Bird Circumnavigation | Oriental NC News | TownDock.net
Sea Bird, he says, “was the one woman who would travel with me. It’s been a great 4-1/2 years, we’ve had lots of adventures.
It’s a good bet Sea Bird weighs less coming back than it did when Bernie left Oriental 4-1/2 years ago.
In the salon of "Sea Bird" - note the giraffe next to the heater.
www.towndock.net /seabird5.html   (1022 words)

  
 Sea Eagle Bird Web Directory and Resources
The White-bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also...
The sea eagle is a giant of a bird, which can weigh up to three kilograms...
A bird known to be a Steller's sea eagle has been spotted three times since.....they say is Super Cub-sized..
www.petconditions.com /seaeaglebird   (735 words)

  
 Define Sea bird : powered by In Dictionary (InDicitonary.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sea bird \Sea" bird`\ (Zool.) Any swimming bird frequenting the sea; a sea fowl.
sea bird n : a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc. [syn: seabird, seafowl]
Renewed calls for a ban on the import of live birds are made after the bird flu strain H5N1 was found in the UK.
www.indictionary.com /define/Sea_bird   (254 words)

  
 The Cape and Islands NPR Stations - Sea Bird Mortality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
But now dozens of devoted volunteers are learning about these topics as they scour the cold and windy beaches in search of washed up, dead, sea birds.
Mark Pokras: "Tens of thousands of birds were being brought in by people who found them on the beaches, and the assumption was that they all died from the oil spill, but when they looked at them, not every bird had oil on it.
Pokras says monitoring sea bird deaths is a no brainer.
www.wgbh.org /cainan/article?item_id=816298   (706 words)

  
 Bird watching from the sea - Merlin Bird Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sail out to the Pembrokeshire Islands where our bird guide will be able to point out some fabulous bird life.
Merlin Bird Tours is proud to offer sea-bird watching via the "Lo Entropy", courtesy of a working partnership with Celtic Cruises.
To see gannets plunging into the sea all around the boat is truly a sight to behold.
www.merlinbirdtours.co.uk /sea.htm   (494 words)

  
 Mapping sea bird densities on the North Sea:  combining geost...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mapping sea bird densities on the North Sea: combining geost...
Mapping Sea Bird Densities on the North Sea: combining geostatistics and generalised linear models.
Using airborne strip-transect monitoring data, maps of birddensities were estimated for several bird species.
www.ai-geostats.org /papers/_papers/0000008f.htm   (181 words)

  
 Sea Bird
Sea Bird—a schooner captured by Union side wheel steamer DeSoto on 13 May 1863— was purchased by the Navy on 12 July 1863 from the Key West prize court.
After disembarking the soldiers, Sea Bird and Ariel proceeded to Bayport, Fla., where a landing party captured a quantity of cotton and burned the customs house before returning to Anclote Keys.
Active until the end of the Civil War, Sea, Bird took her last prizes on 11 April 1865 when she seized sloops Florida and Annie laden with cotton off Crystal River, Fla.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/s8/sea_bird.htm   (243 words)

  
 Sea Bird Circumnavigation | Oriental NC News | TownDock.net
He doesn’t think he would have been in the right frame of mind for such a long time at sea if he had tried it when he first took off 4-1/2 years ago.
But after four years at sea, he says, -- and 120 days making other passages in the past year -- his own clock had slowed to the point where he was “taking in one stimulus at a time..
In his 65 days at sea, he says he lost all the calluses on his hands and feet and legs.
www.towndock.net /seabird4.html   (829 words)

  
 Caithness Duncansby Head - Geography - Walks in Caithness - Sea Bird City
A small fl bird with a white wing can sometimes be seeen floating on the water around the base of the stacks.
this bird, the fl guillemot or tystie, nests among the boulders at the base of the cliffs.
Over the fence on the ungrazed land there is a wealth of flowers including scurvy grass (a plant that is eaten on long sea journeys as a source of vitamins) and sea pink which forms large cushions along the exposed edge of the sea.
www.caithness.org /geography/walksincaithness/duncansb.htm   (830 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | 'Worst' sea bird breeding season
Britain's sea birds are heading for their worst breeding season on record due to a decline in the small fish they eat, according to a BBC investigation.
Scientists examining bird populations on islands such as the Shetlands say the number of kittiwakes has halved in the past five years.
These microscopic creatures are at the heart of the ocean food chain, and all sea life depends on them.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/3822719.stm   (245 words)

  
 Sea Bird Cartoons
Sea Bird cartoon 1 - catalog reference rth0017
Sea Bird cartoon 2 - catalog reference mgtn117
Sea Bird cartoon 3 - catalog reference cgan247
www.cartoonstock.com /directory/s/sea_bird.asp   (254 words)

  
 Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Colony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Giant, six-story-high arches enclose the habitat with a fine mesh that seemingly disappears while Inca terns, guanay cormorants, and other exotic South American sea birds swoop freely overhead.
These birds who are also natives of South America plummet into the sea to capture their prey.
Penguins are the most aquatic of all birds.
www.bronxzoo.com /bz-about_the_animals/260687/262167   (165 words)

  
 Sea Bird Skua, Sea Bird Skua Information
Young birds fully feathered by early February and are capable of flight within 35-40 days of hatching.
They feed mainly on fish, which are either caught on the surface or scavenged from fishing boats, etc. More famously, they steal fish from other sea birds and, on St Kilda, at least, seem to concentrate on stealing from gannets.
It is a large, heavy bird about the size of a Herring Gull with a thickset head and neck.
www.allthesea.com /Sea-Bird-Skua.html   (439 words)

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