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stormy petrel

One who enjoys conflict and is often associated with it; a troublemaker. The phrase refers to a seabird of the same name that was thought to indicate bad weather. Todd is just a stormy petrel, causing trouble everywhere he goes!
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Raine Island is the only known Herald petrel breeding site in Australia.
The data is passed to the British Trust for Ornithology and provides information in understanding the survival rates, population sizes and movement of storm petrels.
Although it will resemble one of Skokholm's herringbone walls, it will contain over 100 storm petrel nest boxes with access hatches.
Fortunately for petrels, their overall numbers are improving, and a check of their status today on the IUCN Red List shows that they are of 'near threatened' status at worst, of 'least concern' at best.
The technology was originally developed solely by BP (Connolly & Hughes, 2013, 2014, 2016), while a Petrel version has been developed jointly by Cegal and BP.
The central idea of unity and morality revolve around the story of Petrel and Fin, the frozen boy.
Petrel, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Petrel Resources (TCI) Limited, has agreed to acquire a 20 per cent shareholding in Amira from Amira Petroleum N.
Petrel is engaged in oil and gas exploration and has assets in Iraq, Ghana and Ireland.
Petrel Resources is a diversified oil and gas exploration and production company, with interests in Ghana, Ireland and Iraq.
Under an agreement reached between Petrel, Makman, and the MoO-owned State Company for Oil Projects (SCOP), the JV received a total of $7m for their work.
In this story, the petrel flies again, and Windgate and Bermuda both turn out to be winners.
Petrel managing director, David Horgan confirmed the massive oil strike.
The Westland petrel site has been occupied by seabirds since at least the mid-18th Century (Hawke 2004; Holdaway et al.
A group of scientists, including researchers from Lund University, have now shown that the nose of the blue petrel is even capable of smelling which mate will produce young with the best immune systems.
The wind has certainly stirred things up in the Atlantic - places such as Cornwall are already seeing early records of birds such as Wilson's Petrel and Great Shearwaters.