Seasonal changes in diets of seabirds in the North Water Polynya: a multiple-indicator approach

@inproceedings{Karnovsky2008SeasonalCI,
  title={Seasonal changes in diets of seabirds in the North Water Polynya: a multiple-indicator approach},
  author={Nina J. Karnovsky and Keith A Hobson and Sara J. Iverson and George L. Hunt},
  year={2008}
}
Each year, millions of seabirds migrate to the North Water Polynya, northern Baffin Bay, to feed in its productive waters during the 6 months that the polynya is free of ice. We evaluated sea- sonal shifts in diets of 3 species using the North Water: dovekie Alle alle, thick-billed murre Uria lomvia, and black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla. Diets were assessed through a combination of stable isotope analysis of muscle tissue, fatty acid analysis of subcutaneous fat, and stomach content… CONTINUE READING

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