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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 3

By Peter Ryan, Onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 3 Although we hoped to wake to Subantarctic waters, we remained in Agulhas waters, with warm-water species again predominating. But at least the ship was […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 2

 By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 2 Instead of crossing into Subantarctic waters, the large swell (up to 16m according to the ship’s wave meter) forced the […]

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ACE birders’ blog – Leg 1, Day 1

By Peter Ryan, onboard scientist, expert in general ornithology, seabird-fishery interactions, evolutionary ecology, marine debris, solid waste management, biology of oceanic islands. Leg 1, Day 1 Day 1 was an atypical day for ACE, travelling through the tropical waters of the Agulhas Current. As a result, we saw quite a […]

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