Two great shearwaters in the foreground and two sooty shearwaters in the background
Simon Mustoe who lives in Australia has been seeing Great shearwaters off the southern coast of Australia. This is extremely rare. Great shearwaters should be off the coast of South America or South Africa at this time of year and would migrate to the North Atlantic as summer approaches. Read his article on Bird-O http://bird-o.com/2011/04/03/the-great-shearwater-invasion/
The GMWSRS is a charitable organization in Canada. By supporting the GMWSRS you help us continue our important work off Grand Manan including research, conservation work with weir operators where we help them to release entrapped harbour porpoises, and the protection of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Visit our website (http://www.gmwsrs.org) and find out how you can donate.
Laurie is the Executive Director of the Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station and is the coordinator for the Adopt Right Whales program which allows people to symbolically adopt a right whale, mother and calf pair or a family to help protect and promote the recovery of this endangered whale (www.AdoptRightWhales.ca). She also works as a naturalist aboard the Whales-n-Sails Adventures vessel, "Elsie Menota" during the summer (www.whales-n-sails.com) and coordinates the public education program which includes guest lectures, the Gaskin Museum of Marine Life, websites, signage, publications, brochures, etc.