Winter diets of common murres and marbled murrelets in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

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Knowledge of the winter diets of seabirds in high latitudes like Alaskan waters has been an elusive aspect of their biology. Scanty information on winter diets of Common Murres (Uria aalge) are available from the Pribilof Islands (Preble and McAtee 1923), California (Baltz and Morejohn 1977), Kodiak Island (Kraznow and Sanger 1986), Newfoundland (Tuck 1960), and the North Sea (Blake 1984), and for Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) from British Columbia (Munro and Clemens 1931, Carter 1984) and Kodiak (Krasnow and sanger 1986). This paper summarizes the diets of these two species, as observed during the winter season of 1977-1978 in Kachemak Bay, Alaska, as a part fo the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program, OCSEAP (Sanger and Jones 1982; Krasnow and Sanger 1986; Fukuyama, Sanger, and Hironaka, unpubl.) and provides further interpretation of the data.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Winter diets of common murres and marbled murrelets in Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Series title The Condor
DOI 10.2307/1368499
Volume 89
Issue 2
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher Cooper Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 426
Last page 430
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Kachemak Bay
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