SKUA


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SKUASubsurface Knowledge Unified Approach (geology)
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The passage of terns means skuas - and there are plenty around at the moment.
The picture above shows two Pomarine Skuas still in the high Arctic last week, so there's plenty time yet.
The seemingly small change could have disastrous consequences for a number of species that feed on the lemmings, such as snowy owls, Arctic foxes, the long-tailed skua (a seagull-like bird) and the stoat (also known as the short-tailed weasel), all of which could have further effects on other animals later this century.
Britain is looking towards its next incarnation of the MBDA Sea Skua weapon.
It will replace the UK's Sea Skua, a lightweight anti-ship weapon system for fast helicopters that has been used since the Falklands war.
Indeed, from 1973 to 1975, he returned every summer from April to September to the Scoresby Sund area of East Greenland, where he continued to study birds, especially the long-tailed skua (or long-tailed jaeger), as a doctoral project.
The development includes the Montara, Swift and Skua fields, which are found in the Ashmore Cartier permit of the Timor Sea within the AC/L7 and AC/L8 production licences.
Para protegerlos de sus depredadores --pajaros skua y locas leopardo--, los pinguinos forman un circulo y colocan a las crias al centro mientras los mayores ahuyentan a los intrusos a picotazos.
Less famous types of aircraft like the Fairey Fulmar and Blackburn Skua held the line during the first two years of action, yet today remain unknown except by enthusiasts.
Great skuas (Stercorarius skua) are excellent at scrambling for the windfall, and the researchers suggest that abundant discards contributed to a jump in European skua populations during the past century.
Species sightings ranged from numerous eastern bluebirds and various types of ducks, to a rare great skua that was spotted on Long Island.