An unprecedented Western Palearctic concentration of Wilson’s Storm-petrels Oceanites oceanicus at an oceanic upwelling front offshore Mauritania

Wynn, R. B. and Krastel, Sebastian (2012) An unprecedented Western Palearctic concentration of Wilson’s Storm-petrels Oceanites oceanicus at an oceanic upwelling front offshore Mauritania Seabird, 25 . pp. 47-53.

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Abstract

An opportunistic boat-based survey to the Mauritania upwelling zone in July 2005
discovered an unprecedented concentration of Wilson’s Storm-petrels Oceanites
oceanicus. Flocks of up to 600 birds were concentrated along the boundary
between warm surface waters and cooler upwelled waters. These flocks formed an
aggregation of at least 5,000 birds, which is an unprecedented total for this species
in Western Palearctic waters.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Seabirds ; Wilson’s Storm-petrels ; Mauritania ; upwelling ; M65/2 ; RV Meteor
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1757-5842
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Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 09:10
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 09:00
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/19924

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