• Jaimie Cleeland

Following Gough Island's seabirds



Gough Island is one of the most important seabird breeding sites in the world. Geolocation Journeys has supported the Fitzpatrick Institute of Ornithology and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to track yellow-nosed albatross, Tristan albatross, great shearwaters, skuas and Kerguelen petrels to identify the core foraging areas of each species. This data will come at a crucial time as the waters around Gough Island are assessed for Marine Protected Area status.

In a year’s time these geolocators will be retrieved and their data collected. As their batteries run down and they can no longer be used out in the field they will be transformed into our unique creations and made available to the public to help support further research.

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