Colonial Seabird Management on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge and Matinicus Rock Environmental Assessment 1986

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The Seal Island puffin colony, once the largest in Maine, was completely destroyed by meat, egg, and feather market and subsistence hunters in the late 1800's. Although numbers at the two remaining colonies in the Gulf of Maine have slowly increased over the past century, no natural recolonization of former colonies has occurred. Overall, the western Atlantic population has been in a serious decline since the 1920's. Seal Island was also once the site of an important tern colony which was eventually taken over by gulls in the 1950's. The purpose of this action is to restore the former puffin colony through chick rearing and release, to protect it through gull removal and to encourage terns to nest there again.

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