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Replaced older small image[edit]


Replaced older small image with newer larger image. Sabine's Sunbird talk 06:57, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Role In Easter Island Culture[edit]

This section should reflect the fact that this egg-finding ritual developed as a result of a social collapse. See Keegan, A History Of Warfare. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maurizio689 (talkcontribs) 05:32, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Life on Fire episode[edit]

  • Pioneers of the Deep
In the Tongan archipelago, the sooty tern and the Alvin shrimp cope when an underwater volcano becomes an island. Directed by Bertrand Loyer and released in 2010. Original title: Naissance d'Une Ile.[1]
PBS first broadcast date: 6 February 2013.[2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:13, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

The Life on Fire episode says that Sooty Terns can fly for years without "landing" (just dipping into the water to catch food), even sleeping while flying. They sometimes eat squid. They are attracted to fish bait-balls herded up by aquatic predators, that force a school of targeted fish up to the surface.

They do not have oils on their feathers, and can drown if they get wet -- despite living on fish they catch on the surface of the open ocean.

They only need to land to nest. It says that they are particularly attracted to volcanic islands, despite the danger. That rats are a serious threat (to the eggs), forcing them to abandon areas that have rats.

To the extent these factoids can be shown true, they should be incorporated into the article.- (talk) 23:08, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Pioneers of the Deep Internet Movie Database. Retrieved: 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ LIFE ON FIRE: Pioneers of the Deep PBS Pressroom. Retrieved: 2013-01-02.