HD web cams offer close-up views of Maine puffins
by Clarke Canfield, Associated Press
June 27, 2012 01:50 PM | 481 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This still frame from streaming online video, provided by explore.org, the Annenberg Foundation and the National Audubon Society, shows puffins on the shore of Seal Island, Maine, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The island is the habitat for the largest puffin colony in the U.S. (AP Photo/explore.org, Annenberg Foundation, National Audubon Society)
This still frame from streaming online video, provided by explore.org, the Annenberg Foundation and the National Audubon Society, shows puffins on the shore of Seal Island, Maine, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The island is the habitat for the largest puffin colony in the U.S. (AP Photo/explore.org, Annenberg Foundation, National Audubon Society)
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This still frame from streaming online video, provided by explore.org, the Annenberg Foundation and the National Audubon Society, shows puffins on the shore of Seal Island, Maine, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The island is the habitat for the largest puffin colony in the U.S. (AP Photo/explore.org, Annenberg Foundation, National Audubon Society)
This still frame from streaming online video, provided by explore.org, the Annenberg Foundation and the National Audubon Society, shows puffins on the shore of Seal Island, Maine, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The island is the habitat for the largest puffin colony in the U.S. (AP Photo/explore.org, Annenberg Foundation, National Audubon Society)
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Two high-definition cameras are streaming live video showing clown-like Atlantic puffins waddling, preening and nesting on a remote Maine island. The Audubon Society and explore.org have teamed up to stream video from Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge. The island has the largest puffin colony in the U.S. Audubon ornithologist Steve Kress says the video, which went live Wednesday, marks the first time high-definition cameras have been used in North America to stream video of Atlantic puffins. One camera shows the seabirds on the island’s rocky ledges. The other is underground, inside a burrow showing a puffin in her nesting site. Kress says the goal is to engage the public and spur interest in seabird restoration. ___ Puffin web cams.
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