Title

Between 1977 and 1980, all 1,500 pairs of terns disappeared from Petit Manan Isl

Source

Island Journal

Date

1985

Volume Number

Volume 2

Pages

45-46

Abstract

Between 1977 and 1980, all 1,500 pairs of terns disappeared from Petit Manan Island, and throughout the state terns have diminished. Sea gulls, who themselves had to be restored in numbers by the Maine Legislature's 1901 bird protection law, had devoured the herring essential to terns' diet. Maine conservationists are debating whether to poison gulls on the state's few island tern colonies. Details; Jamie Wyeth painting.

Subjects

Terns, Gulls

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