When hurricane-force winds are whipping violently over the ocean, the safest place for seabirds may be right in the eye of the storm.
Lease terns, royal terns, sooty terns and frigatebirds were spotted over Florida last Friday as Hermine — currently a post-tropical cyclone — made landfall over the Sunshine State.
Snapshots of weather radars showed flocks of birds trapped in Hermine’s eye, which likely provided a space of relative calm as the storm’s winds peaked at 80 miles per hour late last week.
Ryan Terrill, a bird watcher and doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University, said on Twitter that he spotted dozens of species of seabirds near Gainesville, Florida, on Sept. 1 and 2. Read more…More about Birds, Seabirds, Post Tropical Cyclone, Florida Hurricane, and Hurricane
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