Satellite-tagged Newell’s shearwaters to shed light on off-island activities

  • Courtesy Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

    Transmitters sit ready to be attached to Newell’s shearwater chicks.

  • Courtesy Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

    A Newell’s shearwater chick is ready to fledge.

  • Courtesy Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project

    A Newell’s shearwater chick with a satellite tag is ready for release.

LIHUE — Nine Newell’s shearwater chicks are helping fill in the blanks about what happens after the fledglings leave the island to cruise the Pacific Ocean.

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