The adult specimens of Cory’s shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) in the Canary Islands travel more than 800 kilometers for days searching for food. In Mediterranean colonies, these marine birds do not fly further than 300 kilometers from their colonies. A study on these movements provides now, for the first time, a detailed information on the movements of the Spanish populations of the shearwaters from the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea over the year.
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A study on the Cory’s shearwater will help protecting new marine areas in international waters
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