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How puffins were restored to Maine


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I'm in awe of people like this biologist, Stephen Kress, who spent literally EIGHT YEARS waiting to see if his attempt to re-establish Atlantic puffins in Maine had been successful. Now his methods have been used around the world to help create colonies of social birds.

Criticism made him stronger: "Even some of the biologists who criticized Kress early on have adopted his techniques for their own work. In retrospect, Kress says, he owes a lot to the opposition: The criticism made him think harder, work harder, and plan more carefully, and probably helped him avoid some devastating early mistakes."

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