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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.
Pat Connolly, of PCA Ltd says: 'Cegal has done a tremendous job re-engineering BP's internal code into an accessible, transparent and fully integrated product for the Petrel environment.
The consideration for the Acquisition comprises an up-front cash payment of $500,000 and the issue of 18,947,368 shares in Petrel ("Initial Consideration Shares"), representing 19.
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.
Blue petrels are Antarctic seabirds with an unusually good sense of smell.
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.
Perceptive Pixel's PetroTouch plug-in for Schlumberger's Petrel, the industry-leading seismic interpretation software, is offered to Petrel users worldwide via Schlumberger's Ocean store, and provides the geoscientific community with greater ease-of-use and improved productivity as they search for new oil & gas reserves.
3 Well, it's actually a gull, or maybe a petrel, but racer Ian Hutchinson was probably going too fast to notice
However, we were always aware of the possibility of Swinhoe's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma monorhis, especially since that species is recorded almost annually off the coast of Oman.