Decoys

Short-tailed Albatross

Photo: Oregon State University

We made several floating Short-tailed Albatross decoys by modifying the nesting albatross and adding a weighted keel.  These decoys were using in a banding study in the Bering Sea.  A line was attached to the decoy and it was allowed to drift alongside the boat in order to attract “Shorties” close enough to net for banding.

Photo: Mad River Decoy

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