Latest Blogs from Nelson's Island Expedition

2018 22 July. Recovery from Nelson's Island with the BPV in the background. Nelsons Island, BIOT. Pete Carr.jpg
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The bird team have packed up and been collected from Nelson’s Island. As they come to the end of their time in the British Indian Ocean...

2018 15 July. Hannah checking one of the tagged red foots. Nelsons Island, BIOT. Malc Nicoll.JPG
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With less than a week left on the island, Hannah Wood, Institute of Zoology, writes an update...

2018 8 July. Tea time on Nelsons Island. BIOT. Malc Nicoll.JPG
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Hannah Wood, Postgraduate Research Assistant at the Institute of Zoology, blogs on their arrival to Nelson’s Island as they get set up and begin...

Brown Booby
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Tracking seabird movements in the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Protected Area

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