The Christian Science Monitor

'The Seabird's Cry' follows the 350 bird species inhabiting the coastlines and open oceans of our planet

When a big storm is running in the cold wastes of the Southern Ocean between the Cape of Good Hope and the continent of Antarctica, even very large sailing vessels can feel like weightless children's toys. The wind is a constant, flattening roar, and the sea becomes an undulating range of green-water mountains, their foam-furred tops taller than the tallest mast of even the biggest ship. The air on deck becomes a

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