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  Great Shearwater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This shearwater is 43-51 cm in length with a 105-122 cm wingspan.
The Great Shearwater feeds on fish and squid, which it catches from the surface or by plunge-diving.
The Great Shearwater breeds in huge colonies, nesting in burrows which are visited only at night to avoid predation by large gulls.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Shearwater   (304 words)

  
 Sooty Shearwater - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) is a medium-large shearwater in the seabird family Procellariidae.
Sooty Shearwaters breed on small islands in the south Pacific and south Atlantic Oceans, mainly around New Zealand, the Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego.
This shearwater is identifiable by its dark plumage.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sooty_Shearwater   (347 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - shearwater (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
shearwater, common name for members of the family Procellariidae, gull-like sea birds related to the petrel and the albatross and including the fulmar.
Shearwaters are found on unfrozen saltwaters all over the world, with 35 species in North America.
Shearwaters are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Procellariiformes, family Procellariidae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/shearwat.html   (259 words)

  
 DPIWE - Short-tailed Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shearwaters are often seen floating in large 'rafts' while feeding off the shores of Tasmania.
The common name, shearwater, is an apt reference to their graceful shearing flight moving from centimetres above the water's surface to high in the sky.
Both countries monitor the shearwater population while the birds are in their area.
www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au /inter.nsf/WebPages/SJON-57374F?open   (1434 words)

  
 Saltwater Fishing Hotspots - Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The small community and marine resort of Shearwater, formerly purchased from the airforce in 1947, lies 322 miles north of Vancouver's south terminal.
Of 369 chinook landed at Shearwater Resort in 1998, the average weight was a handsome 28.5 pounds.
Shearwater has two types of fisheries: summer fishing for all salmon species; and, structure-related fisheries for halibut, lingcod and other bottom fish.
www.fishbc.com /adventure/angling/protalk/reid/hotspot/shearwtr.phtml   (887 words)

  
 Shearwater
The Shearwater Class association have an enviable reputation for friendliness and a professional outlook of how the Class should be run.
The constant development policy of the Shearwater (it is designated a Development Class) has ensured that it has kept pace with all the latest catamaran designs and indeed has influenced much of the modern catamaran thinking.
The SHEARWATER is a very light and responsive boat to sail and handles more like a dinghy than the larger catamarans, being easy to tack and gybe, whilst still retaining the exhilarating performance and acceleration of a thoroughbred racing machine.
www.catamaran.co.uk /shearwater   (465 words)

  
 Boreal Forests of the World Bird Species - Short-tailed Shearwater
The short-tailed shearwater is primarily found in the Pacific Ocean.
The short-tailed shearwater was first formally described by a Dutch ornithologist, Jacob Temminck in 1835.
The common name, shearwater, is a more appropriate reference to their graceful shearing flight moving from centimetres above the water's surface to high in the sky.
www.borealforest.org /world/birds/short_tailed_shearwater.htm   (342 words)

  
 Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are more than 20 species of shearwaters, three larger species in the genus Calonectris, and 19 smaller species in the genus Puffinus.
These tubenose birds fly with stiff wings, and use a “shearing” flight technique to move across wave fronts with the minimum of active flight.
Shearwaters are part of the family Procellariidae, which also includes fulmars, prions and petrels.
www.wordlookup.net /sh/shearwater.html   (241 words)

  
 SHEARWATER - The Luxury Charter Boat - Home Page
This is the web site of "Shearwater", a purpose-built luxury catamaran charter cruiser that operates from Pwllheli Marina, on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula coastline, we cruise in the wonderful maritime scenic aspects of Abersoch, Aberdaron and Snowdonia in North Wales.
We specialise in scenic coastal cruises, visiting off-shore seal and seabird colonies where we usually see and are regularly joined by the resident Dolphins.
"Shearwater" is licenced for 12 passengers and is registered, maintained and operated in accordance with the regulations prescribed by the Maritime Safety Agency of the Department of Transport.
www.llynmarinecharters.supanet.com   (188 words)

  
 Manx shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shearwaters nest colonially in burrows, and parts of Skokholm are so heavily burrowed that it is impossible to walk through the colony without the risk of collapsing burrows.
Skokholm's densest shearwater colony is around the lighthouse, but there are birds in all parts of the island, including Lockley's study colony on the Knoll behind the cottage.
On Skokholm, their principal predator is the Great Black-backed Gull, and each morning the corpses of shearwaters which failed to get away to sea before it was light enough for the gulls to begin hunting are to be seen around the island.
members.aol.com /skokholm/manx.htm   (697 words)

  
 Shearwater: General information on rafting on the Grade 5 Zambezi River - Victoria Falls
Shearwater pioneered white water rafting in Zimbabwe, commercial operations were established in 1985.
Shearwater has led the industry in terms of guiding standards, a commitment to training and safety, and the improvement of standards.
Shearwater provides a safekeeping facility at check-in, where valuables may be left at owners risk.
africanadrenalin.co.za /shearwater/generalinfo.htm   (1300 words)

  
 Shearwater Bay Boats, Sterling Flats Boats, and Florida Skiff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Shearwater is fully foam filled which makes for the smoothest ride I have found on any inshore boat.
The Shearwater is built by Ameritec Industries which is the parent company of American Marine Sports in Groveland, Florida.
The Shearwater is the ideal boat for a fisherman who likes to stalk shallow water snook, redfish, and trout along with deep water fish like grouper, pass tarpon, jewfish, kingfish, and cobia.
www.chewonthis.tv /shearwater.html   (423 words)

  
 Audobon's Shearwater
Audubon's shearwater (Puffinus iherminieri) is a medium sized sea bird commonly seen from the yachts.
Audubon's shearwater has a worldwide distribution, with populations in addition to the Galapagos in the western and central Pacific, the Philippine Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean (it was once, but no longer, present in Bermuda).
Shearwaters are encountered throughout the archipelago, most frequently near the cliffs where they nest.
www.rit.edu /~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/Audubon.html   (315 words)

  
 * Shearwater - (Bird): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Manx Shearwater breeds on islands and coastal cliffs in the North Atlantic...
The name shearwater is applied to that sub-division of the Procellariidae (petrel) family whose members have a skimming flight pattern, a flap and rapid glide, close to the surface of the sea...
Usually petrels, albatrosses, and shearwaters lay 1 egg, auks and vultures lay 1 or 2, terns and gulls 2-3, shorebirds and cormorants 3-4,...
www.bestknows.com /bird/shearwater.html   (359 words)

  
 New England Seabirds - Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
The Manx Shearwaters is a happy exception to the later as the bird certainly seems easier to see in New England than back in the late 1800's.
In April of 2002, a Manx Shearwater banded in 1957 when it was approximately 5 years old, was recaptured and found to be breeding on Bardsey, an island off the Lleyn peninsula in north Wales.
Manx shearwaters, whose scientific name is Puffinus puffinus, are shy of the mainland where danger lurks in the form of predators like stoats, rats and birds of prey, the RSPB said.
www.neseabirds.com /shearwatermanx.htm   (1509 words)

  
 Splendid Magazine reviews Shearwater: Thieves
On this follow-up to 2004's Winged Life, Shearwater show off their delicate dreariness in a concise manner, providing you with a brief glimpse at their solemn motif.
Shearwater's stark arrangements aren't too different from any number of independent Americana/country/folk/sadcore bands, but their sincerity is a gentle ray of hope in the midst of all that desolation.
If you're not familiar with Shearwater's somber epics, Thieves is a decent place to begin; just make sure you listen to it by yourself, in a dark room.
www.splendidezine.com /review.html?reviewid=1108727067306037   (297 words)

  
 shearwater on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shearwater deal leaves all players on a high.
Shearwater Announces Publication of Pegasys(R) Phase III Trial Results in New England Journal of Medicine.
Sooty shearwaters gorge on anchovies and krill in the late afternoon, and at night they roost on the water in protective beaches in Santa Cruz County.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s1/shearwat.asp   (485 words)

  
 Caloundra Holiday Accommodation Shearwater Resort Caloundra
Our current resorts are: Aquarius on the Beach in Townsville, Broadbeach on the Park on the Gold Coast, Dolphin Heads Resort in Mackay, Cascade Gardens in Cairns, Shearwater Resort in Caloundra, Whitsunday Vista Resort on Airlie Beach, Waters Edge The Strand in Townsvill and Rise Apartments in Noosa.
Shearwater Resort arguably has the most flexible floor plan providing guests with many different apartment configurations to choose from in order to find the apartment that will most suit their individual needs.
Shearwater Resort offers its guests a mix of one, two and three bedrooms, each with three metre square balconies, for that relaxing early morning breakfast.
www.shearwaterresort.com   (331 words)

  
 Manx Shearwater
The Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) is a member of the shearwater family that has over twenty different species of birds amongst it.
All the Shearwaters are expansive travellers, with their exhaustive journeys often leading to their doom as they die either mid-flight or when they get to their destinations.
It is not rare to see dead shearwaters washing up on the beaches in great numbers, especially in Spring when the birds have just finished their migration.
www.wildlifebritain.com /manxshearwater.php   (535 words)

  
 Birds - Short-tailed shearwater, or muttonbird 
The short-tailed shearwater, or mutton bird as it is often known, is a member of a group of 60 medium to large seabirds in the family Procellaridae.
The short-tailed shearwater was first formally described by a Dutch ornithologist -- Jacob Temminck in 1835.
Because of the shearwater's international migratory habitats it has become the subject of a joint protection project between Japan and Australia -- the Japan Australia Migratory Bird Treaty.
www.parks.tas.gov.au /wildlife/birds/muttbird.html   (1383 words)

  
 New England Seabirds - Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Greater Shearwaters often sit on the water in large flocks of 50 to 100 birds.
In April and May, the Greater Shearwater leaves the breeding grounds and migrates north crossing the ocean to vacation in the north east Atlantic including the Gulf of Maine where we see large numbers of them on Stellwagen Bank.
Greater Shearwater has a brown-fl patch on belly which is very hard to observe at sea.
www.neseabirds.com /sheargreat.htm   (415 words)

  
 SHEARWATER sailing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shearwater Sailing participated in Channel 13 - WNET's fundrasing this year by donating a spectacular charter as a Patron Donor premium.
Shearwater Sailing is now booking charters for spring, summer and fall of 2006 an our staff would love to book your fall 2005 event - ask about our specials.
Shearwater Sailing has also launched our most exciting romantic charter package ever - the Late Night Romantic Rendez-Vous, which is a romantic Charter Sailing gift.
www.shearwatersailing.com   (1342 words)

  
 Shearwater 45 classic cruiser
Construction is GRP sandwich using Airex core in the hull and balsa in the deck.
In the design of the Shearwater 45, we have preserved those characteristics and others which have endeared her smaller sister to so many.
Her smaller sister, the Shearwater 39, fills the same basic concept in a smaller package.
www.dixdesign.com /sh45.htm   (629 words)

  
 Seabird Osteology Skulls Lesser and Small Shearwaters Procellariidae
Shearwaters form a group of tubenoses with mostly rather long and slender bills.
Characteristic for the shearwaters is the slender bill and the less prominent, upward pointed nostrils of most of the species in comparison with the ‘true’ petrels and albatrosses.
Another group of shearwaters is formed by the four species of Calonectris that may also originate from an early split and formed their own evolutionary branch.
www.soldaat.com /edward/seabirds_skulls/lesser_shearwaters_or1.htm   (778 words)

  
 Audubon's Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Audubon's Shearwater: One white egg is laid on the ground under clumps of dense vegetation or in rock crevice.
Audubon's Shearwater: Similar to this bird is Little Shearwater, which has more white on face and underwings, white undertail coverts, gray legs, and different flight.
Manx Shearwater is larger and has a different flight pattern with more soaring and less flapping.
www.percevia.com /explorer/db/birds_of_north_america_western/obj/657/target.aspx   (516 words)

  
 S E A F L I G H T   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The whole Shearwater Team is looking to seeing you at Oshkosh if you can make it.
Whilst there has been some flying of the Shearwater earlier this year, there were some modifications required for the shaft extension and new constant speed propeller.
Unfortunately we will not be at Oshkosh with the Shearwater this year as we had hoped as it is better that the aircraft is fully flight tested first.
www.seaflight.co.nz   (546 words)

  
 Buller's Shearwater   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Buller's Shearwater: Medium-sized shearwater with gray upperparts and white underparts.
Buller's Shearwater: One white egg is laid in a burrow or rock crevice lined with leaves, twigs, and pebbles.
Buller's Shearwater: Similar to this bird is Black-vented Shearwater, which is smaller and has plain upperwings.
www.percevia.com /explorer/db/birds_of_north_america_western/obj/634/target.aspx   (416 words)

  
 Shearwater Canoe Safaris
Shearwater Canoeing Safaris pioneered canoeing on the Zambezi between Kariba and Kanyemba (270km) in 1982.
He is well experienced in both the guiding and management arenas, having spent four years as a safari guide and three years in management within the Shearwater group.
Make contact with us for the Special Discounted canoeing and walking combinations that Shearwater and Legends Safari are running for the 2002 safari season.
www.zambezi.com /shearwater/newindex.html   (527 words)

  
 SHEARWATER JOURNEYS California Pelagic Birding Trips for over 25 Years: The Seabirds Specialist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Trip report by Debra Shearwater for October 3, 2004 with a photo album of the trip by David Nelson.
Trip report by Debra Shearwater for October 1, 2004 with a chart of the trip.
To be notified when there is a change to the Shearwater Journeys web site send us a message.
www.shearwaterjourneys.com   (869 words)

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