*NEW PD for Middle School teachers*Thursday October 25: GSI: Great Shearwater Investigation, (or Follow that bird!) 4-6pm @Cape Cod Community College. Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary scientists and partners from several institutions have placed satellite tags on great shearwaters (a type of seabird found in the sanctuary). Of particular interest to the researchers is the location of the birds' prey in our waters, since sand lance, their food of choice, is also prey for humpback whales, tuna, cod and many other species. Participants will be introduced to the project, how to obtain tracking data, and receive maps of the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean for plotting locations. In addition, we will look at oceanographic conditions based on data from buoys in the Gulf of Maine and how air and sea conditions may be affecting bird movement.