Intertidal bio fi lm distribution underpins differential tide-following behavior of two sandpiper species ( Calidris mauri and Calidris alpina ) during northward migration

@inproceedings{Elner2015IntertidalBF,
  title={Intertidal bio fi lm distribution underpins differential tide-following behavior of two sandpiper species ( Calidris mauri and Calidris alpina ) during northward migration},
  author={W. Elner and Corinna Favaro and Karen Rickards and Ronald C Ydenberg},
  year={2015}
}
The discovery that some shorebird species graze heavily on biofilm adds importance to elucidating coastal processes controlling biofilm, as well as impetus to better understand patterns of shorebird use of intertidal flats. Western sandpipers (Calidris mauri) and dunlin (Calidris alpina) stopover in the hundreds of thousands on the Fraser River estuary, British Columbia, Canada, during northward migration to breeding areas. Western sandpipers show greater modification of tongue and bill… CONTINUE READING