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The Cochin Natural History Society is a non-profit making, non-political charitable institution registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. This is a society of amateur naturalists who live in harmony with nature and seek to protect and to preserve the biodiversity and healthy natural environment. The mandate of the society is to undertake studies and documentation of biodiversity around us and to draw attention to the aesthetic, economic, scientific and conservation aspects.The society also intends to provide a platform to those who are concerned to come together and share, enlarge and correct our knowledge about Nature and its magnificence. Any person, who has a love, interest and commitment towards conservation of our biodiversity and natural history may become a member of the society*.

"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pelagic Survey Report

Dear friends,
The first ever Pelagic Survey from Kochi, organized by us (CNHS) and  Kerala Birder was flagged off from Munambam fishing harbor on 26/02. The one day voyage to survey the sea birds off the coast of Kochi started early in the morning and was inaugurated by Sri.C.G.Natesan, a senior citizen interested in nature and nature conservation.
 The  survey track was recorded by Sri. Toms Augustine,  using GPS equipments and the vessel covered a total of 36 nautical miles area into the Arabian sea.
The major sea birds sightings recorded during the survey were the stragglers
like Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua winter visitors like the Great Blackheaded Gull, Brownheaded Gull, Heuglins Gull, Crested Tern, Whiskered Tern and Bridled Tern.
It is reported that very few records were available about the sighting of the Arctic skuas off the coast of Kochi; however, the sightings of the birds in different plumage variations were an experience of a lifetime to the survey team.
Twenty one bird watchers and nature photographers, led by Dr. Dr.Dilip K.G., Praveen E S, Ginu George, Sandeep Das, Toms Augustine,Dr.Anudath,Adv.Paul Puthur, Gopal Prasad,Kripesh ,Bijoi ,Pradeep ,Gopinathan Nair,Depalan,Raveendran K C, Sudeep Elamon,Sri Aby ,Sri.  Vasanth, myself  and youngsters Adil Anudath and Ammini Puthur ,were in the team.
                                       Arctic Skya ©E S Praveen
Photos were taken by Sri E S Praveen, Sandeep Das, Bijoi KI ,Gopal Prasad and Sudeep Elamon. The sea was relatively calm; climate sunny and hot; not much clouds and fishing vessels were sporadic in the sea compared to our last trip off Chettuva coast.
Warm Regards,

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