National Geographic : 1947 Feb
U.B.Navy-National farK service On a Furnace of Sand Stand the Sooty Terns, Shading Their Eggs from the Blazing Sun In a multitude of nests each bird finds its own unerringly. A mated pair's homestead is little more than two feet in diameter. Any claim jumper ispunished ruthlessly. These early birds arrived on Bush Key in May. In September they vacate the island. Where they go remains abaffling mystery ofthe sea.