The Mysterious Glob

Only the seventh Mottled Petrel found on COASST surveys was spotted on January 19th at Oregon Mile 196. This bird is a small, tubenose bird that breeds all the way in New Zealand. On the bird’s right foot a mysterious glob, possibly a tumor, was found. Another possibility–a piece of marine debris that the bird became entangled in. A very interesting find by some COASSTers. Keep up the good work!

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