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dc.contributor.authorAlbert, Donald Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-16T20:35:04Z
dc.date.available2021-08-16T20:35:04Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationAlbert, Donald P. 2018. Did or Could Seabirds “Halo” Pitcairn Island for Fletcher Christian? Terrae Incognitae 50(2): 99-114.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/3154
dc.descriptionThe accepted version of an article published in Terrae Incognitaeen_US
dc.description.abstractHow did Fletcher Christian, leader of the mutiny on the Bounty, find Pitcairn Island when the supposed location was 342 kilometers west its actual location? This study in applied historical geography explores whether seabirds were potential navigational beacons pointing to the whereabouts of Pitcairn Island. Flight distances were extracted from seabird foraging range studies that employed global positioning system (GPS) with tracking devices. These data were used to construct foraging range buffers around Pitcairn and the other three islands of the Pitcairn Islands (Oneo, Henderson, and Ducie). The results indicated that seabirds extend island sighting distance and perhaps guided Christian to Pitcairn Island.en_US
dc.publisherTerrae Incognitaeen_US
dc.subjectGPSen_US
dc.subjectFletcher Christianen_US
dc.subjecthistorical geographyen_US
dc.subjectHMS Bountyen_US
dc.subjectMutiny on the Bountyen_US
dc.subjectseabirdsen_US
dc.titleDid or Could Seabirds “Halo” Pitcairn Island for Fletcher Christian?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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