Numbers and Population Trends of Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris diomedea at Selvagem Grande, Northeast Atlantic

  • ARLOS D. S ANTOS, P AULO C ATRY
  • Published 2006

Abstract

—The island of Selvagem Grande holds one of the most important colonies Cory’s Shearwater ( Calonectris diomedea ) in the Atlantic. Historical records suggest a stable population well in excess of 100,000 pairs. A succession of massacres in 1975 and 1976 dramatically reduced this population to less than 10% of the original numbers. Since 1977 strict… (More)

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