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Flocks of Auks

It’s been some time since I’ve been out on the sea, and even longer since I’ve been on a boat out of New York. I joined the Long Island birding community relatively late, and that had some drawbacks. Various rare … Continue reading

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The Big Blue

I’ve spent a lot of time on the ocean. I grew up along the New York coast, and I’ve worked jobs that put me at sea on a nearly daily basis. Exploring the sea always promises the potential of exciting … Continue reading

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Rolling Over the Billows

Autumn is an unusual, transitional time for many living things. The impact of this change isn’t limited to trees losing leaves and people starting classes. As winter approaches, animals take advantage of the remaining resources of summer productivity. This is … Continue reading

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Sea Beasties

Yesterday morning was the last Puffin Tour out of Boothbay Harbor. The good Captain Tabor and I took a full boat of 151 passengers out to Eastern Egg Rock. It was a beautiful day with glass-like sea conditions and blue … Continue reading

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Turn of the Seasons

One of the most interesting aspects of seasonal biology jobs is watching the world around you change as the months pass. I arrived in Maine in late May and will be here until the end of October: a sizable sample of the … Continue reading

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