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Foraging Ecology of Brown Pelican in the Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2015

Dates

Start Date
2013-04
End Date
2015-07
Publication Date

Citation

Lamb, J.S., Satgé, Y.G., and Jodice, P.G.R., 2017, Foraging ecology of Brown Pelican in the northern Gulf of Mexico (2013-2015): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7R78D6J.

Summary

Diet composition, energy density, meal mass, nestling provisioning rate, and nest productivity of Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at breeding colonies across the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Child items also include colony locations and taxonomical references of diet species as companion files.

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Contacts

Point of Contact :
Patrick G Jodice
Originator :
Juliet S. Lamb, Yvan G. Satgé, Patrick G.R. Jodice
Metadata Contact :
Patrick G Jodice
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
Patrick G Jodice
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Cooperative Research Units

Purpose

This study focuses on obtaining information about populations of Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) across the northern Gulf of Mexico. Study objectives are to (1) document dispersal, seasonal and annual movements, seasonal home range, and site fidelity of marked adult Brown Pelicans among nesting colonies from the Gulf coast, (2) compare contaminant exposure risk, contaminant levels, and health parameters in adult and nestling Brown Pelicans from various colony sites, and (3) document the relationship of local environmental and nest site characteristics to nestling survival and recruitment.

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The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata, and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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