Useful Fossils

A fossil is the remains of an animal or plant that lived long ago. Most fossils are buried in rocks and are found when they are dug up. Certain fossils have become useful to us in that they can provide an assortment of everyday uses to help in our survival.

Coal is probably one of our most important fuels, this type of rock comes from fossilized   trees  and plants that grew during the Carboniferous period. Vast swamp forests grew in low lying areas like mud flats. Much of the land surface slowly sank and the  trees  were buried beneath mud and sand in  the   sea  water that flooded the forests. The  trees  then became compressed by the weight of the sediment above them, which turned into peat. When  the   sea  receded more forests grew, and often they were flooded again and yet more peat was formed. Gradually the peat hardened and turned to coal. Several seams of coal are often found in such rocks and imprints of stems, leaves and bark may sometimes be seen on the flat surface of coal or on the shale, which is found nearby.

Oil is formed from the remains of millions of tiny  sea  creatures whose remains fell to  the   sea  bed and were covered with silt. Gradually layers of sediment built up and compressed these decaying animals, and eventually over millions of years, they were changed into oil. Deposits of natural gas formed from these decaying organisms, and are often found above oil reserves.

Limestone and chalk are formed almost entirely from the fossil remains of coral, shells and skeletons of tiny creatures. Many of these rocks were formed during the Cretaceous period. Like many other sedimentary rocks, for example sandstone, limestone is used in building. It is also used in cement manufacture, and the lime extracted, is used in the fertilizer and chemical industries.

Fossils are sometimes found in marble which is metamorphosed limestone. The fossils are unrecognizable as they have been distorted by the heat and pressure that changed the surrounding rock.

Amber is fossilized resin and jet is a fossil formed of coal, both are sometimes used to make jewelry, and insects fossilized in amber are highly prized both as fossils and for their beauty.

So as our knowledge has grown, fossils have become more useful to us than just giving experts answers to our planets past, but has also become a very important part towards helping in our survival.



Barbados Deep Beneath the Sea

Barbados has so much to offer with all its beauty and splendor but there is also an amazing tropical sea life deep beneath the waters to discover. Sure no problem if deep sea is your hobby, if you are trained and qualified as well as equipped to go deep sea diving but this is not an option for a majority of the Barbados visitors. However these visitors don’t need to miss out on this fascinating deep sea tropical life if you take an Atlantis Submarine tour.

The Atlantis submarine and these tours have been specifically designed to take visitors who cannot dive deep down beneath the surface waters and see this amazing tropical fish life for themselves. You will take a small scenic boat ride of approximately 10 mins to the dive site at Freshwater Bay also known as Clarke’s Reef on the West Coast of Barbados where you arrive and watch the 65 foot submarine rise slowly out of the water for you to board. First you see its antennae emerge, then a circular cone and then finally the tubular white steel hull. You need to climb down a 10 step ladder and then you are aboard the submarine. Once all the passengers are aboard, the submarine slowly emerges into the water and sinks down to about 100 to 150 feet stopping by the coral reef which stretches for about two miles and stands about 60 feet high, before heading deeper towards the bottom of the ocean where you will find an old shipwreck.

The submarine provides a comfortable spacious air conditioned cabin and holds 24 passengers with seats on each side for you to sit on opposite large circular viewing holes so that you can see first hand the amazing colours and tropical sea life around including visiting and getting up close to the old shipwreck. The inside of the submarine cabin is kept at sea level pressure for your comfort and at the front of the submarine there is a large 52 inch porthole to provide more viewing opportunities. You will see the pilot here surrounded by all of his controls and he moves the submarine along at a very slow speed (1.5 knots) so that you can slowly cruise by the under water marine life. You will find that the curious exotic fish can peep at through the port holes of the submarine and the 40 minute expedition is narrated by a knowledgeable co-pilot who will talk you through your under water journey and explain about what you are seeing.

Then the submarine will rise and your boat will be waiting for you to ferry you back to the shore. You will want to ensure you have brought your camera with you and you will be advised not to use your flash as taking pictures through the port holes will come out black but not using the flash you will be able to get some good pictures although the better your camera is will probably make a difference. You are OK to use flash inside to get clear pictures of you aboard a submarine. Each port hole has a picture card so you can try and identify what dazzling fishes you have seen. You are likely to see a range of fish such as butterfly fish, silversides, parrot fish as well as possibly a baracuda and a sea turtle. The sea fans give you an amazing sight of colourful shaped sponge like life swaying in the waters and are just truly amazing. As the submarine goes deeper to the shipwreck, this amazing coral life and tropical fishes and left behind and you are able to see the bottom of the sea bed.

This is a marvellous easy, safe and comfortable way to explore the amazing marine life deep beneath sea without being a qualified deep sea diver. These tours are award winning and come highly recommended as a fantastic water experience, something not to be missed.



Planting Trees

“Plant  Trees . They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.”

‘The right  tree  in the right place’ is a phrase worth remembering. Think of it like this: A Maserati may be the perfect car for cruising down a road in the Italian countryside; however, you wouldn’t haul mulch in one. Similarly, an old pickup may be just right to keep on the farm, but its 5 mpg fuel appetite would make it a drain on the wallet for long commutes.

There is no single vehicle that meets all needs of all the people.  Trees  are the same. Some species, such as dogwood, remain small their entire lives, while others, like burr oak, become large and stately. The wood of soft maples and some other species is weak and breaks easily, while hard maples grow slowly and have much stronger wood. Each species has unique characteristics that make it a good fit in some landscapes but not in others.

Just like selecting a vehicle that is right for you and the use you intend to make of it, it’s important that you pick the  tree  that is right for the place you intend to plant it.

When considering what  tree  to plant, think first about what benefits you want from the  tree . Are you planting  trees  as a screen from the neighbors, as an accent by your front door, for shade, or to serve as a windbreak? Are you interested in pretty  trees  that have beautiful spring flowers and rich fall color?

Knowing the functions you want  trees  to perform will help you determine which species to choose, as well as where in your landscape you might want to plant them.

Consider your site. Are there structures such as sidewalks, gardens or other  trees  to be avoided? Is there going to be enough room for a  tree  to grow?

Remember to look up! A common mistake is to plant a small sapling that will mature into a large shade  tree  directly under a power line. This is a no-win situation for you, the  tree  and the utility company. Large shade  trees  should be planted 45 feet from overhead utility wires. If your site is close to utility lines, consider planting  trees  that remain small, or plant shrubs.

Whenever there is adequate room, consider planting large shade  trees . The benefits from shade  trees  greatly outweigh those of small ornamental  trees .

Big  trees  cool the air, provide shade, improve air and water quality and extend the life of streets. They prevent storm water runoff and soil erosion, enhance residential and commercial values, break the force of wind, and save energy used for heating and cooling. Plant large  trees  on the east and west sides of your home to maximize energy savings.

Big  trees  buffer noise and provide habitat to a variety of birds and other animals. Big  trees  also increase property values to the tune of about $1,000 per  tree .

According to the U.S. Forest Service, large yard  trees , which live about 120 years, give us annual benefits of about $55. Small  trees , which can only be expected to live for about 30 years, give us about $23 in benefits annually.

To plant the right  tree  in the right place, do your research. How big the  tree  will get once mature and what its general shape will be are important questions to answer.

Understanding size is pretty easy; it includes height and spread. The shape of a  tree  is more complex. Some  trees  naturally have one trunk, while others are multi-stemmed. Several kinds  of   trees  can be purchased in a weeping form.

Although they reach similar heights, there is a big difference in the shapes of evergreens and shade  trees . An evergreen is like a pyramid sitting in your yard. It takes up a lot of space at the bottom and tapers in toward the top. Shade  trees  turn that pyramid upside-down. Their branches are up and out of the way of people and traffic, and only their trunks are at ground level.

Find out if the type  of   tree  you are interested in is susceptible to insect and disease problems. Also consider features like fall color, showy or fragrant flowers and interesting bark. Obviously, some  trees  lose their leaves in the winter while others remain green all year. Bald cypress  trees  have needles like evergreens, but they lose them in the fall.

How much shade does the  tree  prefer? Some species, such as oaks, do not tolerate growing in shade. Others may survive in shade, but not produce flowers. Still other  trees , such as dogwood, strongly prefer shade.

It’s also helpful to know the kind of fruit a  tree  produces. Hollies have bright red berries that last all winter. Orchard  trees  like apple and cherry can be tasty additions to a yard. However, female ginkgo  trees  produce fruits with a very unpleasant odor, and sweet gum  trees  produce spiky balls that are the bane of fastidious homeowners.

Other vital characteristics to research include the hardiness  of   trees  in the landscape. Many people prefer to select the kinds  of   trees  that grow in Missouri forests rather than non-native species, because native  trees  tend to be more disease resistant and less invasive. Generally, if a  tree  spreads easily by seed or root suckers it’s not good for yards.

Some  trees  can withstand very poor soils while others will thrive only in soil that looks like chocolate cake. While considering soil, note if the site tends to hold water. Pines, for instance, cannot tolerate “wet feet,” but river birch fares just fine in moist soils.

BIGGER IS BETTER

Large  trees  remove 60 to 70 times more pollution than small  trees .

Neighborhoods with large, mature  trees  can be up to 11 degrees cooler in the summer than

neighborhoods without the benefit of shade.

One big  tree  in a community provides the cooling equilavent of five air conditioners running 20

hours per day and can cut cooling and heating costs by 10 percent.



Life Beneath a Tree

 Trees  not only provide life, they provide comfort. This is especially true when the weather gets too hot and escaping to the shade seems like the obvious and perfect thing to do. Almost all holiday creature comforts can be done under a  tree , such as:

Dining:

When the sun is out it is practically criminal not to dine outdoors. Of course, eating directly under the sun can be uncomfortable and doesn’t necessarily encourage an appetite. Placing your outdoor dining table under a  tree  however is the perfect solution. You can still be outside with the warmth at your back but you have the gentle shade of a  tree  overhead. Food will keep at a nice temperature and people can sit back and enjoy their lunch or breakfast without sweating uncomfortably.

Napping:

One of the best parts about being on holiday is all of the rest you get to catch up on. You can quite literally sleep all afternoon and not feel guilty for it. And the great part about summer holiday (or holiday in a warm climate any time of year) is that you can enjoy your naps outside. Of course you may not necessarily want to doze off in the heat. Not only is a bit uncomfortable, but you may wake up looking like a lobster. Hanging a hammock under a  tree  or simply lying out on a blanket is a great place to take in a snooze.

Reading:

Holiday is a great time to catch up on your reading. It’s an activity that requires no physical activity and yet works your brain and imagination while entertaining you. Bright sunshine can be very distracting on your eyes, not to mention that sweating profusely while you’re trying to enjoy a book is far from ideal. Curling up under a  tree  to enjoy a great read is one of life’s greatest little pleasures. You can even combine it with the two suggestions above by packing a little picnic with you and allowing yourself to doze off between chapters!

Catching up with friends:

Holidays are always nice to spend with friends and family. If you are lucky enough to be staying on a large property, beach or anywhere where there are places you can wander away and hide in, you might enjoy escaping to some of them to have a little catch up with a friend. You know that no one will be able to hear your conversations or distract you from your alone time. There you can enjoy playing a game of cards, drinking a glass of wine or just gossiping.

Evidently, where there are  trees  there is life and comfort.



‘Riders to the Sea’ As a Fatal Play

‘Riders to the Sea’, by John Millington Synge, is one of the most perfect one act plays where all the characters are the puppet of the fate. Synge, suggested by WB Yeats, stays four years in the “Aran Island” and very closely observes how destiny plays an important role in the life of the islanders and very sincerely portrays in his great play. Now we are going to discuss it in detail.

In this play, tragedy comes to the characters without any hamartia or tragic flaw. Here we see, the characters are not least responsible for their down fall or death unlike Shakespearean tragedy. Here destiny or the fate controls every thing. None can avoid it. Here life means nothing but tragedy and unconditional surrender to the mysterious fate.

We see that, the inhabitants of the “Aran Island” are constantly struggling against the sea in order to support their daily bread ignoring the possibility of death, because they have no other option to avoid the sea. Thus they embrace the watery grave from generation to generation.

Here the super powerful fate of the islander is represented by the sea which is both for them the giver and the taker for them. So in no way they can ignore the call of the all-consuming deadly sea.

At the very beginning of the play we see that, the four sons of Maurya hve already lost their lives in the sea. Now the fifth one, Michael has been missing for nine days and the family members are waiting to recover the dead body of and to receive it. As she says;

“…if Michael is washed up, to-morrow morning, or the next morning, or any morning in the week him, by the grace of god.”

He is not at all responsible for his death, because accidentally he was drowned in the sea perhaps by a storm on the sea.

Now Bartley, only alive son of the family, knows every thing of the fate of the other members of the family. He is also informed of the danger of his going to the sea in the bas weather. Yet he decides to go to the main land in order to sell a couple of horses at the cattle fair.

Actually, there is no wrong in his decision rather “it’s the life of a young man to be going on the sea” as Cathleen says. Without it today or tomorrow he must have been compelled to go to the sea. Thus we see that, without any hamartia tragedy comes if the Bartley’s life. Therefore, this is his tragedy of fate.

The islander’s silent surrender to their fate is clear in Maurya’s speech.

“In the big world the old people do be leaving things after them for their sons and children, but is this place it is the young men do be leaving things behind for them that do be old.”

We see, in this play a storm of suffering and tragedy has blown over Madurya, yet she shows her calmness and endurance. As she says:

“I’ve had a husband, and a husband’s father, and six sons in this house-six fine man, though it was a hard birth I had with every one of them… there were Stephen and Shawn were lost in the great wind, and found often in the bay of Gregory of golden Mouth…”

Madurya has experienced that; none can fight against the fate. So she grants the power of the fate and submits to fate saying:

“What more can we want than that? No man at all can be living for ever, and we must be satisfied.”

It is notable that, here a question can be raised that, “why should the islanders not leave the island to escape the death”. Actually they love their mother land and forefathers’ is land so much that they would rather die than leave the island.

Last of all we can say that, ‘Riders to the Sea’ is unique creation of Synge and a great example o fatal play. It is completely different from any other great tragedy of Shakespeare or Sophocles. In this play all the characters are the victim of the cruel fate.



Emergency Tree Removal

It is a fact, hazardous weather conditions can cause trees to fall and create extremely dangerous situations. For this reason, declining trees that cannot be saved or dead trees in close proximity to residential properties should be removed before a windy storm can potentially knock them down. Every year, a significant number of trees fall on houses, automobiles, buildings, structures, power lines, etc. Many homeowners who face the unfortunate occurrence of a tree that has fallen and damaged their property are frantic and unaware of what to do. They think, hm…

  • Is this covered by my insurance company?
  • Is this my neighbor’s tree or my own?
  • If my tree falls into my neighbor’s yard, am I responsible and liable for the damage?
  • What about damage to my own property – am I covered?
  • Is a local tree service available immediately to remove the large tree that fell on my house?
  • How long will it take to fix the whole in my roof?
  • Who is responsible for fixing the whole in my roof, and at whose expense?

These are all very good and common questions that arise during an emergency situation. In most cases, it is an insurance company that is responsible for footing the bill for emergency tree removal. That is, if a tree falls on a structure such as a house, shed, fence, or car. This is generally when a home owner should contact their insurance company for help. Insurance companies have preferred vendor lists of local tree companies to provide the home owner. The home owner will call to obtain a free estimate to perform the work. In some cases when a tree falls on a house, an insurance company will provide the homeowner with a general contractor who is responsible for handling all aspects of repair, including finding a tree service. In some cases, if a home is located in an HOA, the association representative will handle the situation. Most of the time, this burden falls on a homeowner them self, and usually the tree company who responds the soonest and has the ability to perform the job the quickest are awarded with the task. Often, if a tree falls onto the roof of a house, a crane is required to help perform the removal. Tree companies with a fully staffed crane operator and their own crane are best suited for this type of tree removal.

If a tree falls through a house, the job is usually performed within hours of the occurrence, unless it is pouring down rain at 3am when it is dark outside. In this case, a tarp is usually put on the home, or the part of the house that was damaged is blocked off for the night until daylight. The estimate and emergency tree job is then completed when the sun rises that morning. It is much safer to perform emergency tree removals during daylight hours. There are many emergency tree removal scenarios, and local tree removal companies are immediately available for the customer. Once a fallen tree is removed from a house, a contractor will fix and enclose the whole in the roof. Fixing the whole in the roof is completed by different contractor, and is separate from the tree removal.

So what if it was my neighbor’s tree that fell onto my house, then who is responsible? This can be a dicey situation since neighbors want to keep a good relationship with each other. Technically, any part of a tree that has fallen on a persons property, it is that individuals responsibility. Therefore, it does not matter who’s tree it originally was when standing. There is one scenario that your neighbor could be responsible if it was originally their tree to begin with. That is if the neighbor was negligent and denied or rejected to remove a hazardous tree from their property after being told by someone. Then the burden can possibly fall onto them. The property that a fallen tree lays on generally determines who is responsible for cleanup.

To perform an operation as complicated as emergency tree work, tree services must have the appropriate expertise and equipment. There have been many times when large storms sweep through the DC metropolitan area and caused major tree damage. It is known that the tree service industry is one of the most dangerous in the world. Hiring a licensed, and fully insured professional tree service is an absolute necessity. Lives are lost, and major injuries occur every day in the tree service business. It is a priority to hire a reputable, experienced, and well equipped company that can get the work completed safely.

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Tree Farms Are Becoming a Popular Investment

An area that is planted with trees for the purpose of producing timber is known as a tree farm. Tree farms are usually owned on a private basis and can refer not only to forests but to plantations and tree nurseries too. Both plantations and tree nurseries refer to places where trees are grown, for sale to commercial endeavours or retail markets.

Tree farms start with the planting of saplings, which are leaves that are either harvested or have been naturally dropped from trees. The investors then wait for these saplings to grow into trees. When the trees mature, they are harvested for wood and also for more saplings, which are then used to replace the trees that have been cut down, to grow a new generation of trees.

This process of regeneration can be repeated indefinitely so that a constant supply of trees is produced without the need for adding more land to the tree farm. This, in turn, serves to protect the environment as the area surrounding a tree farm can be conserved and maintained for its original purposes.

Those who invest in tree farms have the choice of the size and type of trees they plant. Some investors prefer to plant larger trees as these trees yield more timber per sapling while most investors in tree farms prefer planting smaller trees as the amount of wood or trunk as compared to the amount of leaves is less, and all the wood can more easily be harvested from the ground.

There are many different types of trees that can be planted in tree farms and the type of tree that an investor plants depends on the needs of the investor and the type of return that is desired.

One of the more popular trees used in tree farms is the melina tree (Gmelina Arborea). Melina has a high density and is used extensively for building materials and furniture. The wood has an off white appearance and this creamy colour enhances its demand for the packaging industry. The Melina is planted in Costa Rica, a perfectly suited environment for the species. It needs to be planted 10 degrees either side of the equator for it to flourish. Melina is a quick growing species and can reach 100 feet tall within 12 years and this is another reason for its popularity. In more temperate conditions a tree (oak for example) would require a much longer growing cycle before it would be suitable for harvest.

Melina is the wood of choice for pallets used in transportation. With consistent and rising demand, and with a ready-made market for this wood, it is easy to see why the Melina tree is a popular investment.

Another type of tree that can be planted in tree farms is the Teak tree Tectona Grandis. Teak is a tropical tree renowned for its grain quality that produces durable hardwood used extensively in furniture; house building, and yachts. Growing demand for teak wood, coupled with limited international supply, suggests that increases in teak prices should continue steadily. New Teak Forestry Plantations generally have a growing cycle between 20-25 years as the plantation is fully managed and use new practices to help with biological growth.

When investing in tree farms, an investor needs to carefully investigate and research the situation in order to determine which size and type of tree best suits their investing requirements.

Silvinvest highlights some fantastic investment opportunities that are not only Green but offer superb potential returns. We explain how to invest using Cash or an existing UK Personal Pension. We also offer ideas and ways to provide investment returns to support your child’s long term financial future.



Costumes For Under the Sea

Halloween is an opportunity for everyone to get out of their shell and get creative, young and old alike! It doesn’t mean that because some of us are already grown ups then we can no longer have fun right? But before you get started on your own celebrations, you need to get the kids sorted first. Keep in mind that the most critical thing about Halloween for most kids is the costume and one brilliant idea this year is costumes for under the sea which gives options for anything to do with under the sea! These costumes can be bought from any local costume store but creating your own will be a more affordable option.

You can get inspirations for your costume design anywhere on the Internet, so you see, it is easy to come up with ideas for costumes under the sea. Creating Halloween costumes for children is an avenue for you to unleash your creative side and it doesn’t have to be a chore, what’s best is that you can even get into the Halloween fever! One unique idea for the under the sea inspired costume is fish.  Not the conventional Halloween get up, but a sequined and sparkling fish costume will really make your kids stand out from the usual crowd of ghosts and ghouls!

A mermaid is also a great idea for Halloween costumes for under the sea- no little girl can definitely resists dressing up as a beautiful, sparkling mermaid on her way to trick or treating.  It is easy to find instructions online on how to create a mermaid costume.  An under the water scene as a costume for your little boy is something that will definitely make him stand out.  Simply get an old pair of PJ’s, now with your ready cut outs of sea creatures like fish, jelly fish, star fish and the like, then just arrange them nicely on the PJ’s.

Some Halloween costumes for children following the theme of costumes under the sea can even be lobsters, aquariums or jelly fish!  One great way to get your entire household to feel the spirit of Halloween is to get everybody involved in creating the costumes! It would be fabulous to see your entire family having costumes under one collective theme- under the sea! Do you want to look like a sea siren or a sea nymph? you can definitely make these out of the left over materials, now who wouldn’t get their attentions caught for these gorgeous-looking costumes? The Internet definitely gives you lots and lots of ideas and designs for your Halloween costume so have fun making them.



Root Balling Trees for Fall

The successful moving and transplanting of a tree depends on several important factors, including the type of tree, where the its planted and how well it is prepared for planting. This preparation includes the methods used to dig it out of the ground and prepare its root ball.

The term “root ball’ refers to the network of roots at the tree’s base. Most of a tree’s roots are in the top soil, while the deeper roots are located directly under the trunk and its leaf canopy. When removing a tree from the ground for transplanting, the roots are wrapped in a ball and wrapped with burlap, twine and in some cases, nails and wire.

Depending on the tree, the mass of roots may need to be reduced somewhat in size to allow for easier transportation and transplanting. When preparing a root ball it is important that the soil remains attached to the roots so that the tree can continue to be nourished. Once the root ball has been created, it must be maintained with water and fertilizer until the tree is transplanted in its new location.

A tree can experience shock during the replanting process. This is due to the stress that occurs when the it is removed from the ground. Tree shock can prevent the roots from growing properly in their new environment. When the roots are unable to establish themselves, it makes it more difficult for the tree to absorb the water and nutrients it needs. The lack of water and root growth can reduce growth and eventually cause the tree to die.

Tree shock can be minimized if the root ball procedure is done correctly. It will enable the tree to be able to survive and grow better in its new transplanted location. Fall and winter are the best times to dig up and transplant trees because that is when they are in their dormant stage. Cool weather also facilitates the root balling and tree transplanting process.

Now is the time when tree nurseries are restocking for Fall, bringing in spectacular trees from demolition sites. It’s important in this process that the root balls on the trees that are removed be meticulously prepared to ease the transplanting process. You have to do everything possible to minimize tree shock and other problems associated with transplanting. This helps ensure a transplanted tree will quickly grow and adapt to its new environment.



The Real Story Behind The Sea Gull

What Does a  Sea  Gull Look Like?

These medium to large birds are normally white or gray in color, with darker markings on their wings or head. Their sizes range from about 12 inches to 30 inches, depending upon the type of gull that it is. The Herring Gull is the most commonly found  sea  gull in North America, but the Lesser Black-Backed Gull is also seen on this continent. This bird is known for its white head and underbelly with a gray back and yellow bill. The male bird is known for being larger than the female, but other than the size difference, there is no difference in their look.

Where Do  Sea  Gulls Live?

 The   sea  gull is not just found near the ocean. In fact, you can spy these birds hundreds of miles inland. They are most commonly found around commercial center like grocery stores and superstores, because they forage for food in the dumpsters. They can be found fairly far inland, simply because they go where the food (or trash) is. These birds drink freshwater mainly, but if not available, they can drink ocean water, as they can excrete the salt through special glands in their eyes. Some of these gulls migrate during winter months, but it is very common for them to be permanent residents in colder states, including those around the Great Lakes.

 Sea  gulls seem to have an affinity for garbage-strewn areas, like dumps, but they also enjoy hanging out at supermarkets and superstores. You can see a flock of these birds flying around your local stores in most cases. Although these birds are known for the fact that they flock together, they are not very social to each other. The only time that they really come together is to breed and in the mother/child relationship. Otherwise, you will see them keeping a safe distance between each other.

Where Are The Babies?

You may think it is strange that you do not see baby  sea  gulls on the beach, but there is a good reason for this. These gulls live in the nest for approximately seven weeks after they hatch, until they grow enough to fly on their own. At this point, they leave the nest and become independent. These birds grow very quickly and when they begin flying they are very close to full-size, which is why you may think that you never see any baby  sea  gulls.

Where Do  Sea  Gulls Go At Night?

At night,  sea  gulls sleep on rooftops, on the water, under docks, and in other places that are quiet and unbothered. Although you may not see them on the beach at night, they are usually nearby in a quieter place and away from crowds. This may be at the local landfill or on an island in the inter-coastal waterway. Wherever they can find a quiet and unbothered place to rest is where they rest during the nighttime hours.

 Sea  gulls may be thought to be one of the many different  sea  birds, but they are found in all different parts of the world. From the North American Herring gulls and the Lesser Black-Backed Gull to the Arctic loving Iceland Gull, you will find gulls all over the world.