Thousands of nesting Bonin petrels were buried alive. Petrels nest in underground burrows. The petrel population at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge has grown exponentially since rats were eradicated over 10 years ago.
Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Birds; Marine birds; Coastal environments; Islands; Biology; work of the refuge; Aleutians; Aleutian Islands; Delarof Islands
2006, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologistsclimb the cliffs of Ulak Island searching for seabird burrows. Information gathered is used in determining the health of particular bird species in the refuge