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ADULT PREY CHOICE AFFECTS CHICK GROWTH AND REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS IN PIGEON GUILLEMOTS
Abstract Pigeon Guillemots (Cepphus columba) are diving seabirds that forage near shore and feed their chicks demersal and schooling fishes. During nine years between 1979 and 1997, we studied chickExpand
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Long-term direct and indirect effects of the 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill on pigeon guillemots in Prince William Sound, Alaska
We conducted a study to determine mechanisms constraining population recovery of pigeon guillemots Cepphus columba following the 1989 'Exxon Valdez' oil spill. We asked whether recovery was limitedExpand
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Distribution, abundance and population trends of the Kittlitz's Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris in Prince William Sound, Alaska
Monitoring population trends of rare species can be difficult if they cannot be readily separated from closely related, abundant species . Such species identification problems affect monitoring inExpand
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Tree and Habitat Characteristics and Reproductive Success at Marbled Murrelet Tree Nests in Alaska
In 1991 and 1992, we located 14 tree nests of the marbled murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) on Naked, Kodiak, and Afognak islands, Alaska. All nests were in old-growth forests on moss-coveredExpand
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CHANGES IN DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF KITTLITZ'S MURRELETS BRACHYRAMPHUS BREVIROSTRISRELATIVE TO GLACIAL RECESSION IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA
The Kittlitz’s Murrelet is a diving seabird of relatively low abundance found only in Alaska and eastern Siberia. Prince William Sound (PWS), Alaska, is a population center for this species, where itExpand
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Juvenile marbled murrelet nurseries and the productivity index
-Late summer counts of juveniles at sea are used as an index of Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) reproductive success, but little is known about juvenile dispersal or habitat use. Further,Expand
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Distribution, population status and trends of kittlitz's murrelet brachyramphus brevirostris in lower cook inlet and kachemak bay, Alaska
The Kittlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris, a relatively rare member of the family Alcidae, is found only in coastal Alaska and the Russian Far East . It is a diving seabird that feeds onExpand
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Inland Habitat Suitability for the Marbled Murrelet in Southcentral Alaska
The choice of nesting habitat for murrelets appears superficially to be broader in Alaska, where murrelets nest both in trees and on the ground, than at lower latitudes. Before the early 1980’s, onlyExpand
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Mortality of Marbled Murrelets Due to Oil Pollution in North America
Mortality of Marbled Murrelets ( Brachyramphus marmoratus) due to oil pollution is one of the major threats to murrelet populations. Mortality from large spills and chronic oil pollution has beenExpand
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