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Product Title
Seabirds as Indicators of Forage Fish in the Western Aleutian Islands Cruise Report
Description
Use three components of Tufted Puffin foraging ecology to provide some insights into the health of forage fish communities in Alaska.
Project ID
3519fca5-d6fc-4bf3-bd6f-39ad59c066bc
Project Title
Seabirds as Indicators of Climate Change FY13
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Aleutian Bering Sea Islands LCC
Aleutian Bering Sea Islands LCC

Product Abstract

In this project we are using three components of Tufted Puffin foraging ecology to provide some insights into the health of forage fish communities in Alaska: i) chick diet composition, ii) chick body condition, and iii) the at-sea density of foraging adults around selected colonies. These parameters show strong connections with food resources in the environment, a quality that is desirable when using seabirds as indicators. Tufted Puffins (Fratercula cirrhata) are an ideal study subject because they are colonial piscivores with broad diets that appear to consume the most abundant and available prey near colonies.

Purpose: Use three components of Tufted Puffin foraging ecology to provide some insights into the health of forage fish communities in Alaska.

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Product Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • biota
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • FISH,
    • OCEANS,
    • BIRDS
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (project):
    • OCEANS,
    • FISH,
    • BIRDS

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f30c1984-a8f7-4965-8300-e08e18b9c0ca Seabirds as Indicators of Forage Fish in the Western Aleutian Islands mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
f30c1984-a8f7-4965-8300-e08e18b9c0ca Seabirds as marine ecosystem indicators across the Aleutian Archipelago mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML