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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912006/cascading-effects-of-predation-risk-determine-how-marine-predators-become-terrestrial-prey-on-an-oceanic-island
#1
Sarah K Thomsen, David J Green
Apex predators can suppress the foraging activity of mesopredators, which may then result in cascading benefits for the prey of those mesopredators. We studied the interactions between a top predator, the Barn Owl (Tyto alba), and their primary prey, an island endemic deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus elusus), which in turn consumes the eggs of seabirds nesting on Santa Barbara Island in California. Scripps's Murrelets (Synthliboramphus scrippsi), a threatened nocturnal seabird, arrive annually to breed on this island, and whose first egg is particularly vulnerable to predation by mice...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902754/how-do-growth-and-sibling-competition-affect-telomere-dynamics-in-the-first-month-of-life-of-long-lived-seabird
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Yuichi Mizutani, Yasuaki Niizuma, Ken Yoda
Telomeres are nucleotide sequences located at the ends of chromosomes that promote genome stability. Changes in telomere length (dynamics) are related to fitness or life expectancy, and telomere dynamics during the development phase are likely to be affected by growth and stress factors. Here, we examined telomere dynamics of black-tailed gull chicks (Larus crassirostris) in nests with and without siblings. We found that the initial telomere lengths of singletons at hatching were longer than those of siblings, indicating that singletons are higher-quality chicks than siblings in terms of telomere length...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891228/a-probabilistic-algorithm-to-process-geolocation-data
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Benjamin Merkel, Richard A Phillips, Sébastien Descamps, Nigel G Yoccoz, Børge Moe, Hallvard Strøm
BACKGROUND: The use of light level loggers (geolocators) to understand movements and distributions in terrestrial and marine vertebrates, particularly during the non-breeding period, has increased dramatically in recent years. However, inferring positions from light data is not straightforward, often relies on assumptions that are difficult to test, or includes an element of subjectivity. RESULTS: We present an intuitive framework to compute locations from twilight events collected by geolocators from different manufacturers...
2016: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888383/relationships-between-blood-mercury-levels-reproduction-and-return-rate-in-a-small-seabird
#4
Ingrid L Pollet, Marty L Leonard, Nelson J O'Driscoll, Neil M Burgess, Dave Shutler
Mercury (Hg) is a ubiquitous heavy metal that occurs naturally in the environment, but its levels have been supplemented for decades by a variety of human activities. Mercury can have serious deleterious effects on a variety of organisms, with top predators being particularly susceptible because methylmercury bioaccumulates and biomagnifies in food webs. Among birds, seabirds can have especially high levels of Hg contamination and Leach's storm-petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), in particular, have amongst the highest known levels...
November 25, 2016: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876852/relative-abundance-and-distribution-of-fisheries-influence-risk-of-seabird-bycatch
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Andrea Soriano-Redondo, Verónica Cortés, José Manuel Reyes-González, Santi Guallar, Juan Bécares, Beneharo Rodríguez, José Manuel Arcos, Jacob González-Solís
Fisheries provide an abundant and predictable food source for many pelagic seabirds through discards, but also pose a major threat to them through bycatch, threatening their populations worldwide. The reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which intends to ban discards through the landing obligation of all catches, may force seabirds to seek alternative food sources, such as baited hooks from longlines, increasing bycatch rates. To test this hypothesis we performed a combined analysis of seabird-fishery interactions using as a model Scopoli's shearwaters Calonectris diomedea in the Mediterranean...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873067/effectiveness-of-baseline-corticosterone-as-a-monitoring-tool-for-fitness-a-meta-analysis-in-seabirds
#6
Graham H Sorenson, Cody J Dey, Christine L Madliger, Oliver P Love
Many ecosystems have experienced anthropogenically induced changes in biodiversity, yet predicting these patterns has been difficult. Recently, individual behavioural and physiological measures have been proposed as more rapid links between environmental variation and fitness compared to demographics. Glucocorticoid hormones have received much attention given that they mediate energetic demands, metabolism, and foraging behaviour. However, it is currently unclear whether glucocorticoids can reliably predict environmental and fitness-related traits and whether they may be useful in specific groups of taxa...
November 22, 2016: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862556/persistence-of-trophic-hotspots-and-relation-to-human-impacts-within-an-upwelling-marine-ecosystem
#7
Jarrod A Santora, William J Sydeman, Isaac D Schroeder, John C Field, Rebecca R Miller, Brian K Wells
Human impacts (e.g., fishing, pollution and shipping) on pelagic ecosystems are increasing, causing concerns about stresses on marine food webs. Maintaining predator-prey relationships through protection of pelagic hotspots is crucial for conservation and management of living marine resources. Biotic components of pelagic, plankton-based, ecosystems exhibit high variability in abundance in time and space (i.e., extreme patchiness), requiring investigation of persistence of abundance across trophic levels to resolve trophic hotspots...
November 11, 2016: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859602/integrating-archaeology-and-ancient-dna-to-address-invasive-species-colonization-in-the-gulf-of-alaska
#8
Catherine West, Courtney A Hofman, Steve Ebbert, John Martin, Sabrina Shirazi, Samantha Dunning, Jesus E Maldonado
The intentional and unintentional movement of plants and animals by humans has transformed ecosystems and landscapes globally. Assessing when and how a species was introduced are central to managing these transformed landscapes, particularly in island environments. In the Gulf of Alaska, there is considerable interest in the history of mammal introductions and rehabilitating Gulf of Alaska island environments by eradicating those mammals classified as invasive species. The Arctic ground squirrel (Urocitellus parryii) is of concern because of its effect on vegetation and seabirds on Gulf of Alaska islands...
November 17, 2016: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859167/variation-in-the-age-of-first-reproduction-different-strategies-or-individual-quality
#9
Rémi Fay, Christophe Barbraud, Karine Delord, Henri Weimerskirch
Although age at first reproduction is a key demographic parameter that is probably under high selective pressure, it is highly variable and the cause of this variability is not well understood. Two non-exclusive hypotheses may explain such variability. It could be the expression of different individual strategies, i.e., different allocation strategies in fitness components, or the consequences of individual difference in intrinsic quality, i.e., some individuals always doing better than others in all fitness components...
July 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845764/contribution-of-arctic-seabird-colony-ammonia-to-atmospheric-particles-and-cloud-albedo-radiative-effect
#10
B Croft, G R Wentworth, R V Martin, W R Leaitch, J G Murphy, B N Murphy, J K Kodros, J P D Abbatt, J R Pierce
The Arctic region is vulnerable to climate change and able to affect global climate. The summertime Arctic atmosphere is pristine and strongly influenced by natural regional emissions, which have poorly understood climate impacts related to atmospheric particles and clouds. Here we show that ammonia from seabird-colony guano is a key factor contributing to bursts of newly formed particles, which are observed every summer in the near-surface atmosphere at Alert, Nunavut, Canada. Our chemical-transport model simulations indicate that the pan-Arctic seabird-influenced particles can grow by sulfuric acid and organic vapour condensation to diameters sufficiently large to promote pan-Arctic cloud-droplet formation in the clean Arctic summertime...
November 15, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807946/sensory-based-conservation-of-seabirds-a-review-of-management-strategies-and-animal-behaviours-that-facilitate-success
#11
Megan R Friesen, Jacqueline R Beggs, Anne C Gaskett
Sensory-based conservation harnesses species' natural communication and signalling behaviours to mitigate threats to wild populations. To evaluate this emerging field, we assess how sensory-based manipulations, sensory mode, and target taxa affect success. To facilitate broader, cross-species application of successful techniques, we test which behavioural and life-history traits correlate with positive conservation outcomes. We focus on seabirds, one of the world's most rapidly declining groups, whose philopatry, activity patterns, foraging, mate choice, and parental care behaviours all involve reliance on, and therefore strong selection for, sophisticated sensory physiology and accurate assessment of intra- and inter-species signals and cues in several sensory modes...
November 2, 2016: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802141/oxidative-stress-during-courtship-affects-male-and-female-reproductive-effort-differentially-in-a-wild-bird-with-biparental-care
#12
Bibiana Montoya, Mahara Valverde, Emilio Rojas, Roxana Torres
Oxidative stress has been suggested as one of the physiological mechanisms modulating reproductive effort, including investment in mate choice. Here, we evaluated whether oxidative stress influences breeding decisions by acting as a cost of or constraint on reproduction in the brown booby (Sula leucogaster), a long-lived seabird with prolonged biparental care. We found that during courtship, levels of lipid peroxidation (LP) of males and females were positively associated with gular skin color, a trait presumably used in mate choice, while levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) were higher as laying approached and in early breeding pairs...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800161/navigating-uncertain-waters-a-critical-review-of-inferring-foraging-behaviour-from-location-and-dive-data-in-pinnipeds
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Matt Ian Daniel Carter, Kimberley A Bennett, Clare B Embling, Philip J Hosegood, Debbie J F Russell
In the last thirty years, the emergence and progression of biologging technology has led to great advances in marine predator ecology. Large databases of location and dive observations from biologging devices have been compiled for an increasing number of diving predator species (such as pinnipeds, sea turtles, seabirds and cetaceans), enabling complex questions about animal activity budgets and habitat use to be addressed. Central to answering these questions is our ability to correctly identify and quantify the frequency of essential behaviours, such as foraging...
2016: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796834/estimation-of-environmental-capacity-of-phosphorus-in-gorgan-bay-iran-via-a-3d-ecological-hydrodynamic-model
#14
Mohammad Hassan Ranjbar, Nasser Hadjizadeh Zaker
Gorgan Bay is a semi-enclosed basin located in the southeast of the Caspian Sea in Iran and is an important marine habitat for fish and seabirds. In the present study, the environmental capacity of phosphorus in Gorgan Bay was estimated using a 3D ecological-hydrodynamic numerical model and a linear programming model. The distribution of phosphorus, simulated by the numerical model, was used as an index for the occurrence of eutrophication and to determine the water quality response field of each of the pollution sources...
December 0: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796116/health-evaluation-of-african-penguins-i-spheniscus-demersus-i-in-southern-africa
#15
Nola J Parsons, Tertius A Gous, Adam M Schaefer, Ralph E T Vanstreels
The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) is an endangered seabird that breeds along the coast of Namibia and South Africa, and disease surveillance was identified as a priority for its conservation. Aiming for the establishment of baseline data on the presence of potential pathogens in this species, a comprehensive health assessment (blood smear examination, haematology, biochemistry and serology) was conducted on samples obtained from 578 African penguins at 11 breeding colonies and a rehabilitation centre...
September 20, 2016: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786162/lesions-associated-with-drowning-in-bycaught-penguins
#16
Ralph Eric Vanstreels, Renata Hurtado, Ana Carolina Ewbank, Carolina Pacheco Bertozzi, José Luiz Catão-Dias
Fisheries bycatch, the incidental mortality that occurs as a result of entanglement in fishing gear, is an important conservation threat to penguins and other seabirds. Identification of entanglement and drowning in beach-cast carcasses of seabirds remains a challenge, as it is still unclear what lesions are to be expected in a bycaught seabird. We necropsied 2 Magellanic penguins Spheniscus magellanicus that were entangled and drowned in gillnets. Marked distension of the lungs with foamy red fluid and marked oedema of the dorsal visceral pleura were prominent lesions consistent with those described in cases of 'wet drowning' in humans...
October 27, 2016: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784535/blood-and-feather-concentrations-of-toxic-elements-in-a-baltic-and-an-arctic-seabird-population
#17
Anette A Fenstad, Jan O Bustnes, Syverin Lierhagen, Kristin M Gabrielsen, Markus Öst, Kim Jaatinen, Sveinn A Hanssen, Børge Moe, Bjørn M Jenssen, Åse Krøkje
We report blood and feather concentrations of elements in the Baltic Sea and Arctic population of common eiders (Somateria mollissima). The endangered Baltic Sea population of eiders was demonstrably affected by element pollution in the 1990s. While blood concentrations of Hg were higher in Baltic breeding eiders, blood Se, As and Cd concentrations were higher in Arctic eiders. Blood concentrations of Pb, Cr, Zn and Cu did not differ between the two populations. While blood Pb concentrations had declined in Baltic eiders since the 1990s, Hg concentrations had not declined, and were above concentrations associated with adverse oxidative effects in other bird species...
October 23, 2016: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780103/cliff-nesting-seabirds-influence-production-and-sediment-chemistry-of-lakes-situated-above-their-colony
#18
K E Hargan, N Michelutti, K Coleman, C Grooms, J M Blais, L E Kimpe, G Gilchrist, M Mallory, J P Smol
Seabirds that congregate in large numbers during the breeding season concentrate marine-derived nutrients to their terrestrial nesting sites, and these nutrients disperse and enhance production in nearby terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. In the Canadian Arctic, large seabird colonies (>100,000 breeding pairs) nest on cliff faces that drain directly in the ocean, ultimately returning the nutrients back to the marine environment from which they were derived. However, strong winds blowing up cliff faces could transport nutrients up in elevation and onto surrounding terrestrial and aquatic environments...
October 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777810/low-density-of-top-predators-seabirds-and-marine-mammals-in-the-high-arctic-pack-ice
#19
Claude R Joiris, Karin Boos, Diederik D'Hert, Dominik A Nachtsheim
The at-sea distribution of top predators, seabirds and marine mammals, was determined in the high Arctic pack ice on board the icebreaker RV Polarstern in July to September 2014. In total, 1,620 transect counts were realised, lasting 30 min each. The five most numerous seabird species represented 74% of the total of 15,150 individuals registered: kittiwake Rissa tridactyla, fulmar Fulmarus glacialis, puffin Fratercula arctica, Ross's gull Rhodostethia rosea, and little auk Alle alle. Eight cetacean species were tallied for a total of 330 individuals, mainly white-beaked dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris and fin whale Balaenoptera physalus...
2016: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770507/integrated-population-modeling-reveals-the-impact-of-climate-on-the-survival-of-juvenile-emperor-penguins
#20
Fitsum Abadi, Christophe Barbraud, Olivier Gimenez
Early-life demographic traits are poorly known, impeding our understanding of population processes and sensitivity to climate change. Survival of immature individuals is a critical component of population dynamics and recruitment in particular. However, obtaining reliable estimates of juvenile survival (i.e., from independence to first year) remains challenging, as immatures are often difficult to observe and to monitor individually in the field. This is particularly acute for seabirds, in which juveniles stay at sea and remain undetectable for several years...
October 22, 2016: Global Change Biology
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