Spatial variability of seabird distribution associated with environmental factors : a case study of marine Important Bird Areas in the Azores

  title={Spatial variability of seabird distribution associated with environmental factors : a case study of marine Important Bird Areas in the Azores},
  author={Miguel A. V. de Figueiredo and Miguel Machete and Telmo Morato and Antero Martins and Ricardo Serr{\~a}o Santos},
The spatial structure and distribution at sea of Cory’s shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea borealis), common terns (Sterna hirundo), and roseate terns (Sterna dougallii) were analysed in the Azores for various environmental factors: sea surface temperature, chlorophyll a concentration, distance to fronts, wind, distance to island shore or tern colonies, distance to seamounts, seabed slope, and depth. Data on seabird sightings were collected by observers on board fishing vessels, 2002 –2006… CONTINUE READING
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