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Name: sarah smith
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
Where do sea gulls go at night? Do they sleep in palm trees?



Replies:
When I was in the Sea of Cortez studying the marine biology of the area, I did notice gulls spend the night in a variety of areas. Some flew to an island and found shelter in rock ledges and some lazily floated on the air currents. (I do not know whether they were sleeping, though I could so it seems gulls do not have and any specific resting spot, but just sleep where ever they get sleepy!) However, I have never seen one in a tree. Gulls tend not to be tree birds, but more shore and open water birds. Next time your near a body of water, look out for the gulls at night and find out where they go at night!

Lou



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