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Living Simply to Help Save Seal Island's Puffins
AUGUST 08, 2013 For the past three summers, Jenny Howard has helped restore seabird populations on Seal Island, a 65-acre national wildlife refuge located 21 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine.
"It takes a little adjustment," Howard said. "You're going from showering every day and sleeping in a bed to using an outhouse and sleeping in a tent.”
Howard, 26, is the Seal Island supervisor for Project Puffin, a seabird restoration project of the National Audubon Society.
Howard and a small crew of interns and volunteers, four or five at any one time, monitor and protect nine species of seabirds during the summer breeding season -- including arctic terns, great black-backed gulls and Atlantic puffins.Read more: NBC News