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Rarapai islet (Rapa, Australs Archipelago)
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Rarapai islet (Rapa, Australs Archipelago)

One of the many islets I visited for a feasibility study. Our team were checking if the islets were 'pest-free' (no rats, goats or invasive plants). It is one of the few that did not have any rats - which enables the polynesian storm-petrel to still use this islet as a breeding site (if rats are present, they cannot breed as the rats kill the chicks and the adults)

TAGS: Bird, Conservation, French Polynesia

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Taravao, French Polynesia
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© Adara Tehani Withers.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 4, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Focal Length: 40.7mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO160
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