Escaping the oligotrophic gyre? The year-round movements, foraging behaviour and habitat preferences of Murphy’s petrels

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Clay, Thomas; Phillips, RA; Manica, Andrea; Jackson, HA; Brooke, Michael;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Marine Ecology - Progress Series
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3354/meps12244, doi: 10.17863/CAM.11128
  • Subject: activity patterns | subropical gyre | sexual segregation | seabird | trans-equatorial migration | gadfly petrel | pelagic ecosystem | biologging

The South Pacific Gyre is the world’s largest expanse of oligotrophic ocean and supports communities of endemic gadfly petrels Pterodroma spp, yet little is known about their foraging ecology in this nutrient-poor environment. We tracked Murphy’s petrels Pterodroma ulti... View more
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