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  • Blog Post: Ascension - results from Rocky

    As promised, a brief update now that we have downloaded some of the tracking data. Liz, Richard and Catherine managed an amazing 15 out of 15 retrievals with the data loggers! After a long afternoon and evening re-trapping our masked boobies, they had a night walk back out from Letterbox and arrived...
  • Blog Post: Ascension – Viv flies in to help monitor frigatebirds and boobies

    [Seconded to the RSPB International Department for a month to assist with the seabird monitoring programme on Ascension Island, Vivienne Booth has promised a few blog posts to update us on progress. As one of the RSPB's Reserves Ecologists, she is well placed to fit neatly into the Ascension Conservation...
  • Blog Post: Ascension Island - decoys deployed!

    (Written yesterday, but I managed to lock up the computer by forgetting the password - not that smart!) We're back from Letterbox and a successful deployment of the first batch of frigatebirds. What looks like a great tan is really a layer of Ascension Island dust, stuck fast with suntan lotion...
  • Blog Post: Ascension Island – data logging masked boobies

    Today we went back down to Letterbox to attach data loggers to masked boobies to find out where they go when not sitting on their eggs – we have very little idea where they forage, or how far afield they travel. (In case you are wondering, the area is called Letterbox because, well, there is a...