Impact of predation on king penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus in Crozet Archipelago

  title={Impact of predation on king penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus in Crozet Archipelago},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Descamps and Michel Gauthier‐Clerc and C{\'e}line Le Bohec and J P Gendner and Yvon le Maho},
  journal={Polar Biology},
Predation can have major effects on population dynamics, but predator–prey interactions in marine ecosystems have rarely been studied. While the king penguin is one of the most studied seabirds, little is known about the impact of predation on its population dynamics. Here, we determine the impact of the main predators (giant petrels and skuas) on king penguin breeding success taking into account the nocturnal predation of petrels. We found that predation is the most important source of… 

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