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Effects of colony relocation on diet and productivity of Caspian terns
We investigated the efficacy of management to reduce the impact of Caspian tern (Sterna caspia) predation on survival of juvenile salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) in the Columbia River estuary. ResourceExpand
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Variability in reactions of Pacific harbor seals, Phoca vitulina richardsi, to disturbance
In many locations, disturbance is an important factor affecting the haulout patterns of harbor seals, Phoca vitulina. Disturbance is defined as any activity that alters normal behavior. In the UnitedExpand
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Wind, Waves, and Wing Loading: Morphological Specialization May Limit Range Expansion of Endangered Albatrosses
Among the varied adaptations for avian flight, the morphological traits allowing large-bodied albatrosses to capitalize on wind and wave energy for efficient long-distance flight are unparalleled.Expand
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PREY SWITCHING AND VARIABLE FORAGING STRATEGIES OF BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES AND THE EFFECT ON REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS
Abstract We studied the diets, foraging strategies, and reproduction of Black-legged Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) during five years at two colonies within Prince William Sound, Alaska. Years withExpand
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Summer-time use of west coast US National Marine Sanctuaries by migrating sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus)
Non-breeding sooty shearwaters are the most abundant seabird in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) during boreal spring and summer months. This, combined with relatively greatExpand
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Variation in Energy Expenditure among Black‐Legged Kittiwakes: Effects of Activity‐Specific Metabolic Rates and Activity Budgets
We sought to determine the effect of variation in time‐activity budgets (TABs) and foraging behavior on energy expenditure rates of parent black‐legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla). We quantifiedExpand
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PREY RESOURCES, COMPETITION, AND GEOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE OF KITTIWAKE COLONIES IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
Mostly indirect evidence has shown that the size of bird colonies is often related positively to the size of foraging areas, in turn an indirect measure of prey availability. We report here resultsExpand
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Trophic Mass-Balance Model of Alaska's Prince William Sound Ecosystem, for the Post-Spill Period 1994-1996
Information about the ecological components of Alaska's Prince William Sound (PWS) has increased considerably since the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill (EVOS), but the structure and functionalExpand
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Scales and mechanisms of marine hotspot formation
Identifying areas of high species diversity and abundance is important for under- standing ecological processes and conservation planning. These areas serve as foraging habitat or important breedingExpand
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