5 January 2013 – LAND-BASED COUNTS

(Photograph: Arslan Kezer)

While the Yelkouans are preparing for their breeding activities, last weekend and for the first time, the team performed a simultaneous whole day count at both sites to see the consistency of the passages in both straits.

The numbers are still low but there was a consistency in the results of two straits. To see whether this consistency really exists, project team is going to be performing such counts during the month of February in which we are expecting to see wild increase in numbers.