The importance of pelagic longline fishery discards for a seabird community determined through stable isotope analysis

@article{Bugoni2010TheIO,
  title={The importance of pelagic longline fishery discards for a seabird community determined through stable isotope analysis},
  author={L. Bugoni and R. McGill and R. Furness},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={391},
  pages={190-200}
}
Seabird species within a community are expected to have distinct trophic niches according to foraging methods and body size, but some seabirds exploit fishery waste which can be quite distinct from natural foods. Even in the presence of fishery discards we hypothesize that a pelagic seabird community is structured according to body size, feeding methods, and access to discards. We measured carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in whole blood of seabirds from the offshore wintering community of… Expand

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