Everyone knows how you catch a fish: With a net, or with a pole, right?
But, how do marine scientists manage to catch sea birds? Can’t they just “fly away”?
Of course, most species can do just that! So, how to get your hands on these shy creatures? Wouldn’t it be nice if the birds just gathered in groups, like so many fishes do?
Seabirds DO gather in groups – to nest at their breeding colonies,
… and sometimes at sea in large, drifting “rafts”!
…So, how to catch seabirds … hmmmm?