It can be seen at dusk flying close to the surface of the water skimming the waves. After a long journey in the South Atlantic Ocean it returns to nest in the islands around Marseilles every year, in spring. The female lays a single egg that she then incubates alternating with the male.
Scientific name : Calonectris diomedea
Did you know ?
The ringing of Scopoli’s shearwater has been able to demonstrate how long they live for. Those on the islands around Marseilles are more than 30 years old.
- Predation by introduced mammals (black rat and feral cat)
- Disturbance by humans mainly at night
- Accidental capture by fishing boats
- Changes to its environment
Conservation management initiatives
- Channelling of visitors
- Capture and monitoring of introduced mammals (black rat and feral cat
How can I help to protect it?
- I keep my dog on a leash on the Frioul archipelago
- I do not take my dog to the Riou archipelago
- I keep to the marked trails