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CLIP 5835

A census of the puffin population

A census of the puffin population

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Key Info
  • A census of the puffin population
  • Duration: 01:36
  • The puffin population on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland is undergoing a census, carried out every five years to establish the number of breeding pairs. The census will establish whether or not the puffin population has increased. Bad weather may affect their ability to breed, but there is plenty of food for them in the sea. This clip was first published on BBC News Online on 29 April 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: environment, ecosystem, species, counting, birds, puffins
Ideas for use in class
  • Stimulate discussion about collecting data and analysing results. Ideal to start a statistical survey.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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