Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Safety Consulting 8/30, Coombs

AMS is happy to provide safety consulting for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation with the native communities murre egg cliff collections crew in Point Hope, Alaska.  AMS guides Colby Coombs and Blaine Smith are happy to be visiting Point Hope.

Point Hope photo by Colby Coombs



Common murres breed in colonies at high densities. Nesting pairs may be in bodily contact with their neighbours. They make no nest; their single egg is incubated on a bare rock ledge on a cliff face. Eggs hatch after ~30 days incubation. The chick is born downy and can regulate its body temperature after 10 days. Some 20 days (wikipedia.org)

Murre egg

Murres on cliff

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