Thursday, 15 September 2011

From One Field to Another

This seagull was spotted on top of a buoy in Canadian waters. Perhaps it had heard that these devices, for warning shipping and collecting data, can go places. Last year a one-tonne buoy in a Newfoundland oil-field was dislodged by the fiercest tropical storm ever to penetrate those waters. The impact of Hurricane Igor was dramatic and the result, in this case, was that the buoy drifted and encountered the North Atlantic currents. It was found earlier this month in the oil-fields of ... Shetland. Read the account in The Shetland Times.

Scottish Islands Explorer - usually crosses the Atlantic in the other direction

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