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Responses of Hawaiian Albatrosses to Environmental Change

Dates

Creation
2015-01-23 22:18:54
Last Update
2017-10-24 01:00:42
Start Date
2011-08-01
End Date
2014-01-31

Citation

Scott Shaffer(Principal Investigator), Pacific Islands Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2015-01-23(creation), 2017-10-24(lastUpdate), 2011-08-01(Start), 2014-01-31(End), Responses of Hawaiian Albatrosses to Environmental Change

Summary

Pelagic seabirds (albatrosses and petrels) find food by relying on distinct oceanographic features like transition zones, upwelling, and large eddies. These oceanographic features change intensity, distribution, and duration during El Niño/La Niña events resulting in poor breeding performance in seabirds. Climate models predict that these perturbations will last longer, be more variable, and in some cases, cause major shifts in oceanographic regimes. We analyzed our decade-­‐long dataset of tracked Laysan and black-­‐footed albatrosses (N = 192 individual trips) the breed in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to investigate the mechanistic role that oceanography plays in affecting the foraging distributions and its subsequent feedback [...]

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recipientScott Shaffer
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Project Extension

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valuePelagic seabirds (albatrosses and petrels) find food by relying on distinct oceanographic features like transition zones, upwelling, and large eddies. These oceanographic features change intensity, distribution, and duration during El Niño/La Niña events resulting in poor breeding performance in seabirds. Climate models predict that these perturbations will last longer, be more variable, and in some cases, cause major shifts in oceanographic regimes. We analyzed our decade-­‐long dataset of tracked Laysan and black-­‐footed albatrosses (N = 192 individual trips) the breed in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to investigate the mechanistic role that oceanography plays in affecting the foraging distributions and its subsequent feedback [...]

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