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Patterns of seabird and marine mammal carcass deposition along the central California coast, 1980-1986

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Patterns of seabird and marine mammal carcass deposition along the central California coast, 1980-1986; 1991; Article; Journal; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Bodkin, J. L.; Jameson, R.

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At monthly intervals from February 1980 through December 1986, a 14.5-km section of central California coastline was systematically surveyed for beach-cast carcasses of marine birds and mammals. Five hundred and fifty-four bird carcasses and 194 marine mammal carcasses were found. Common murres, western grebes, and Brandt's cormorants composed 45% of the bird total. California sea lions, sea otters, and harbor seals composed 90% of the mammal total. Several factors appeared to affect patterns of carcass deposition. The El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) of 1982–1983 was the dominant influence in terms of interannual variation in carcass deposition. During this ENSO, 56% of the seabirds and 48% of the marine mammals washed ashore. [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1139/z91-163
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