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Newborn puffin from Maine. Puffins, hunted for their eggs, feathers and meat, were all-but-extinct from Maine in the 19th century. The Audubon Society's Project Puffin, has worked to restore the population. Project Puffin founder Steve Kress, said yesterday that the project set a new record of 90 pairs of puffins.
Newborn puffin from Maine. Puffins, hunted for their eggs, feathers and meat, were all-but-extinct from Maine in the 19th century. The Audubon Society's Project Puffin, has worked to restore the population. Project Puffin founder Steve Kress, said yesterday that the project set a new record of 90 pairs of puffins. (Derrick Jackson/Globe Staff) Derrick Jackson/Globe Staff
Derrick Z. Jackson

Pay dirt for Project Puffin

By Derrick Z. Jackson
Globe Columnist / August 8, 2007

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EASTERN EGG ROCK, Maine FOR WEEKS, researchers reached in vain for the puffin chicks. Finally, on July 23, with colleagues holding the searchers' ankles as they contorted to get their bodies as far underneath the jumbled boulders and as deep into the puffin burrows as they could, out they came with their first chick of the season. (Full article: 371 words)

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