Foraging effort does not influence body condition and stress level in little auks

  title={Foraging effort does not influence body condition and stress level in little auks},
  author={Dariusz Jakubas and Marta Gluchowska and Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas and Nina J. Karnovsky and Liliana Katarzyna Keslinka and Dorota Kidawa and Wojciech Walkusz and Rafał Boehnke and Małgorzata Cisek and Sławomir Kwaśniewski and Lech Stempniewicz},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
In conditions of deteriorating food availability, seabirds may maximize their breeding success by increasing reproductive effort, which compromises body condition, stress level, survival, and future reproductive success. We studied a small planktivorous alcid, the little auk Alle alle, in 2 breeding colonies in west Spitsbergen, Norway (Hornsund and Magdalenefjorden) with contrast- ing oceanographic conditions (Arctic and Atlantic environments, respectively). We hypothesized that the chick diet… 

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