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Physiological Ecology of Brown Pelican in the Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2016


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Lamb, J.S., Satgé, Y.G., and Jodice, P.G., 2019, Physiological Ecology of Brown Pelican in the Gulf of Mexico, 2013-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The datasets stored in this folder summarize health data for Brown Pelican nestlings and breeding adults from 2013-2016 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico at 9 breeding colonies from Texas to the Florida Panhandle. Data include values of blood analyte, and concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in blood and feather samples.

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

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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.


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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DOI doi:10.5066/P94GBJ4G

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