The Farne Islands - Northumberland, England

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    The Farne Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, England. There are 15 islands at high tide and 28 at low water. tide. They are scattered about 1 1⁄2 to 4 3⁄4 miles (2.4–7.6 km) from the mainland, divided into two groups, the Inner Group and the Outer Group. The main islands in the Inner Group are Inner Farne, Knoxes Reef and the East and West Wideopens (all joined together on very low tides) and (somewhat separated) the Megstone; the main islands in the Outer Group are Staple Island, the Brownsman, North and South Wamses, Big Harcar and the Longstone. Local boats are licensed to land passengers on Inner Farne, Staple Island and the Longstone; landing on other islands is prohibited to protect the wildlife. At the right time of year, many puffins can be seen and these are very popular with visitors; on the Inner Farne, the Arctic terns nest close to the path and will attack visitors who come too close. Some of the islands also support a population of rabbits, which were introduced as a source of meat and have since gone wild. The rabbit and puffin populations use the same burrows at different times, the puffins being strong enough to evict the rabbits from the burrows during the nesting season. The islands also hold a notable colony of about 6,000 grey seals. A total of 290 bird species have been recorded on the Farnes, including in the 1760s, an example of the now extinct great auk. Thanks for watching. More videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/gabrijela1972
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IWBQaQ1bAQ
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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