Featured on this tag is a Blue-Footed Booby, a seabird with brightly colored feet and a fantastic mating display. These birds can be found all the way from the Gulf of California to South America and Peru, with many of them nesting on the Galápagos Islands. In Denmark you can easily meet one of it's relatives. It it the gannet, which migrates along the west coast of Jutland. It dives for fish in the same manner as the Blue-Footed Booby.
A new study shows that the Blue-Footed Booby’s population is declining on theGalápagos Islands. Today, their numbers are about 6,000 – 7,000, compared to 20,000 in the 1960’s. At the same time, the sardine population has fallen greatly. Past research has shown that sardines make up most of the Booby’s diet, especially during breeding time. A lack of sardines results in underfed seabirds and few newborns. Read more here:http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140425-galapagos-blue-footed-booby-endangered-birds-science-animals/
This first batch is being sold in a special limited edition large size – 33mm wide by 50mm tall. Afterwards, they will become a regular size in our great collection of trackable travelers. Get yours now!
- Measures 2 inches (50mm) tall
- Soft enamel colors
- Chain included to attach to your favorite traveling item
- Trackable on Geocaching.com
- Has a unique icon that will show on your profile when you log a discovery