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Author Kress, Stephen W.
Title Project Puffin : the improbable quest to bring a beloved seabird back to Egg Rock / Stephen W. Kress and Derrick Z. Jackson.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]

Author Kress, Stephen W.
Subject Puffins -- Reintroduction -- Maine.
Atlantic puffin -- Maine.
Birds -- Reintroduction -- Maine.
Wildlife reintroduction -- Maine.
Alt Name Jackson, Derrick Z., 1955-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction : my passion for puffins -- Chasing skinks -- Ghosts of the gallery -- My judge and drury -- A suitcase of puffins -- Massacre to miracle -- Soaked sod and puffin condos -- Waiting -- Triumph or tragedy? -- Puffin ... with fish! -- Roger's rogue wave -- Filling the Ark -- Project puffin goes global -- Reconsidering the balance of nature -- My skink, Christina's ducks, and Juliet's tern concerto.
Summary The inspiring story of a young ornithologist who reintroduced puffins where none had been seen for a century Project Puffin is the inspiring story of how a beloved seabird was restored to long-abandoned nesting colonies off the Maine coast. As a young ornithology instructor at the Hog Island Audubon Camp, Dr. Stephen W. Kress learned that puffins had nested on nearby islands until extirpated by hunters in the late 1800s. To right this environmental wrong, he resolved to bring puffins back to one such island-Eastern Egg Rock. Yet bringing the plan to reality meant convincing skeptics, finding resources, and inventing restoration methods at a time when many believed in "letting nature take its course." Today, Project Puffin has restored more than 1,000 puffin pairs to three Maine islands. But even more exciting, techniques developed during the project have helped to restore rare and endangered seabirds worldwide. Further, reestablished puffins now serve as a window into the effects of global warming. The success of Dr. Kress's project offers hope that people can restore lost wildlife populations and the habitats that support them. The need for such inspiration has never been greater.
ISBN 9780300213676 (electronic bk.)
0300213670 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 905902932
Additional Format Print version: Kress, Stephen W. Project Puffin 9780300204810 (DLC) 2014040225 (OCoLC)893389689

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