Among the species most likely to vanish from the earth in the next few years are the Hawaiian crow, the Balearic shearwater (a Mediterranean seabird) and the begonia oxyanthera, a plant which is native to Cameroon.
The Newell's shearwater and Hawaiian petrel, known for its daring aerial maneuvers and black collar, live mostly out at sea.
It is anticipated that the results will be some surprise, particularly where petrels and shearwater numbers are concerned.
Watchers at Monomoy this past week discovered hundreds of Wilson's petrels, a few sooty shearwaters , eiders and parasitic jaegers.
There's always the chance of a minke whale, too, while terns, fulmars, guillemots, puffins and shearwaters come as standard.
Usually you can expect to see great numbers of pelagic birds - gannets, shearwaters , jaegers, storm-petrels, alcids - that live mainly at sea.
It belongs to a group of seabirds commonly known as petrels and shearwaters .
Unlike seabirds like terns or shearwaters , which can rest and feed along the way, the curlews will drown if they land on the ocean.
A related species, the whiskered auklet, has a similar tangerine-like plumage odor, and other sea birds such as shearwaters and storm petrels have distinct musky odors.
If you are visiting Ocean City, take a birdwatching trip on a charter boat to see shearwaters , skuas, Wilson's storm-petrels, and Atlantic puffins.