IAGC's GeoWire Blog
IAGC Industry Partner, Shell is one of ten corporate sponsors who finance a unique cooperative between a group from Aberdeen University and the oil industry. This relationship has allowed the study of birds and some marine mammals for more than 30 years, offering unique insight into the migration patterns and tracking of many birds.
This wet, befuddled and miserable Osprey takes shelter on a seismic vessel ironically named after its own species, the Osprey Explorer. He certainly needed a port in the storm.
More information on migratory birds resting on seismic vessels can be found HERE.
Migratory birds are frequent visitors to seismic vessels around the globe. Migrants from Yucatan to Texas often stop to rest on seismic boats, a safe haven which could be the difference between life and death for some of these birds. Migrating birds such as warblers, hummingbirds, thrushes, swallows and many others have been reported to stop temporarily on seismic vessels during this 600-mile migration to rest and refuel or shelter from storms.
Read more about these migratory birds HERE.
Seismic Industry Supporting the Environment
There are many ways in which the geophysical industry supports the environment and contributes to the care of our birds and other animals on land an in our oceans and waters. Find articles about this, related news, and upcoming events where the geophysical industry can impact environmental issues.