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Monthly Archive for June, 2018

By: Jon Dachenhaus and Ariel Lenske, OMMP Aerial Technicans Marbled Murrelets are amazingly good at hiding during the breeding season. Disguised in their marbled dark brown plumage, they blend in with Pigeon Guillemot flocks on the water and with the silhouette of tree branches during early mornings in the forest. Given this, it may seem […]

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Radio Telemetry

By: Ethan Woodis, OMMP Field Crew Leader Nesting season for the Marbled Murrelet is upon us! That means the Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project’s Coastal Telemetry crews are back on the coast. With the weather clearing up and the whales moving North, the tourist season on the Oregon Coast is in full force. For many people, […]

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By: Stefanie Collar, OMMP Field Crew Leader Field biology is often a puzzle, requiring months of careful preparation by the researchers to coincide with the natural behavior of wild animals and unpredictable quirks of the environment. Seabird projects can be especially complex- many seabirds spend most of their year at sea- small and secretive points […]

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