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* The Mascarene Petrel Expedition 2012 and.....success! Here's the posting announcing publication of the BOC paper.

THE FIRST TIME THIS SPECIES HAS BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED AT SEA!

THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF ANY LAND- OR SEABIRD IN FLIGHT CARRYING AN EGG IN THE BODY!

Click here * COMING SOON - a paper on Mascarene Petrel with the FIRST EVER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN AT SEA of this critically endangered species. Click to see Barau's Petrel, one of the complimentary species.
  Click here * A note, accepted for publication, on Black-winged Petrels showing pale napes and breastbands (possible confusion species being White-necked Petrel and Collared Petrel). Photographs included.
  Click here * The paper on Fiji Petrel (see below), as published in the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, September 2009
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* The Fiji Petrel Expedition 2009 and.....success! Here's the posting announcing the news.

THE FIRST TIME THIS SPECIES HAS BEEN SEEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED AT SEA!

  Click here * Yellow-nosed Albatross – an article on the identification of immatures of both ‘Atlantic’ and ‘Indian’ forms (with specific relevance to the first UK record). Contains sections on taxonomy, distribution, ageing and more
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* Identifying immature Grey-headed and Pacific (Buller’s) Albatrosses on the sea (new criteria!)
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* Prions! But which species? See the photos, read the debate...see the answer!
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* A note on the Little (White-flippered) Penguin colony of Pohatu/Flea Bay, New Zealand
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* Kaikoura; the albatross capital of the world - good photos!
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* New Zealand Storm-Petrel.  The first live bird 'in the hand', for more than one hundred and fifty years!
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* Comparing the bills of Black (Parkinson's) and Westland Petrels
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* 'Birds on Boats' - some species that have come aboard
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* Albatross! Which species? Photos of an intriguing albatross (Humboldt Current 7/11/04), but is it Pacific Albatross in an undescribed immature stage or a retarded young Grey-headed Albatross? Read the debate, see the answer...
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* Comparing the bill colours of Masked and Nazca Boobies
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* Pterodromas - gad-fly petrels - of south-east Polynesia. A quick reference identification chart for printing and inserting  into Harrison's 'Seabirds of the World - a Photographic Guide'
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* A note on the difficulty of identifying South Georgia Diving-Petrel - a comparison with Common Diving-Petrel (includes photographs of specimens from Tour 13)
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* A note submitted for publication on Shepherd's Beaked Whale - ONLY THE  SECOND LIVE SIGHTING OF THIS SPECIES (on Tour 13). UPDATE – a joint paper (with Bob Pitman) has been published in ‘Marine Mammal Science’. To read the full paper (pdf file) click here!
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* A chart showing the remarkable diversity and numbers of cetaceans - note Blue Whale, Sperm Whale and dolphin numbers - in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico  (from five pelagic trips in 1999, 2000, 2001)

Photographs above (L) Blue-footed Booby and (R) Murphy's Petrel

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