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« Reply #540 on: January 11, 2024, 11:19:17 AM »


Lots of sweet babies  :-*

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« Reply #541 on: January 18, 2024, 11:16:42 AM »

Seal Island Gray Seal Pupping - pics by H20-Explorer





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« Reply #542 on: January 22, 2024, 03:57:55 PM »


Posting for Peepspy

Cute! Baby Harp seal

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Papa in background, mama and baby


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« Reply #543 on: January 22, 2024, 04:00:18 PM »

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« Reply #544 on: January 25, 2024, 10:29:59 AM »





Hello  ;D
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« Reply #545 on: January 30, 2024, 11:52:48 AM »

Seal pups making friends and playing photos by CamOp MG







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« Reply #546 on: February 20, 2024, 11:29:51 AM »

One of the few Gray Seal pups remaining on Seal Island  :-*


Keeping watch on Seal Island  :-*
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« Reply #547 on: April 02, 2024, 11:00:53 AM »


Highlights from last year are shown on Cam   https://explore.org/livecams/puffins/puffin-burrow-cam

Pretty Easter card posted by MarquisdePuffinette  ;D



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« Reply #548 on: April 06, 2024, 12:02:25 AM »


Atlantic puffins partner for life, this is how they show affection ;D

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« Reply #549 on: May 13, 2024, 11:16:37 AM »

Guess Who’s Back, Back Again!?

Hello, we’re baaaack! Welcome back to Seal Island, where the puffins hop, terns soar, and guillemots bask on the sun-warmed rocks. As you’ve seen by now, the Starlink connection to Seal Island has been restored – all because of the explore.org cam team’s hard work! We hear they were amazing island guests, as well! Thanks to them, we get to view Willie and Millie in Burrow #59 for this entire season, as well as our loafing ledge, exterior view, and Guillemot cam!

Coco (Seal Island supervisor) and the rest of the team has been hard at work conducting puffin productivity checks, also known as prod. Shockingly, over a third of our prod burrows already have an egg inside, which is pretty wild! It is fairly unusual to find so many eggs this early, but last year, the birds were also on the early side. And Willie and Millie are experienced parents by now, so it’s not too surprising that they are among the early ones!

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 11, let’s talk migration! Maine has more than 130 species of migratory breeding birds, Atlantic Puffins being one of them. Migratory birds like puffins embark on journeys that span thousands of miles across oceans to their wintering or breeding ranges. After first swimming through the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Atlantic Puffins then go south to winter in waters around 200 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Finally, they go to New England's famed "coral canyons", vast underwater chasms and submerged mountain ranges deeper than the Canyon. But by May and June, puffins leave their watery rafts to nest and raise young on coastal islands such as Seal.

Welcome back to Seal Island, everyone! And Happy Mother's Day to our lovely Millie. 💐

A new season!  :-*



☀️A beautiful new day and a happy heart seeing our Willie tending to his lovely Millie🥰🙏❤️ Good morning everyone❣️ posted by Puffluv
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« Reply #550 on: May 20, 2024, 11:35:02 AM »



A new season at Atlantic Puffin Burrow cam - Dad Willi taking care of egg duties, while Mom Milli is taking a break.

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« Reply #551 on: May 22, 2024, 11:22:15 AM »

b]Atlantic Puffin Burrow cam - Puffintruders Abound![/b]

It sure has been a chaotic week, y’all. If you don't already know, a very persistent intruder is desperate to make Burrow #59 its home.

Atlantic Puffins in Maine usually lay eggs in burrows or crevices in mid-May. Puffins typically lay one white egg each year, but another may be laid if lost early into the season. These eggs average 60mm long, 42mm wide, 0.31mm shell thickness, and weigh 62 grams. As we see with Willie and Millie, both parents will incubate the egg while the other parent fishes. Puffins have two lateral brood patches, featherless spots with enhanced blood supply, to warm the egg while they sit horizontally to incubate it. The egg needs around 39-45 days of incubation.

Now: let’s talk intruder! This bold Puffin has been charging into Burrow #59 every single day since May 18, including this morning. It even pushed Willie and Millie’s egg out of the burrow on May 19. This bird, nicknamed “Wily” by some viewers for his scheming ways, is likely a male looking for a burrow of his own. It may be particularly aggressive because it is still early–plenty of time for it to have an egg of its own. In nature, it’s all about having that competitive advantage and passing your genes onto your offspring. And someone else’s egg would not be a welcoming sight in your new home!

Puffintruder pushing the egg.


Millie protecting egg, on high alert from intruder.


6:56am Willie in the doorway and Millie on the egg.
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