California sea lion predation on chicks of the common murre

Long, D.J. and Gilbert, L. (1997) California sea lion predation on chicks of the common murre. Journal of Field Ornithology, 68(1), pp. 152-157.

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Abstract

Current knowledge of predation on Common Murres is largely confined to several species of terrestrial predators, and little is known of the role of aquatic predators on murre life history. Our field observations demonstrate that the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) is a predator on Common Murre ( Uria aalgae) chicks. We present the first record of pinniped predation on tourres along the west coast of North America, and the first record of California sea lion predation on seabirds.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gilbert, Dr Lucy
Authors: Long, D.J., and Gilbert, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Field Ornithology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0273-8570
ISSN (Online):1557-9263

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