Frequent shallow diving by a Northern Fulmar feeding at Shetland

Garthe, S. and Furness, R.W. (2001) Frequent shallow diving by a Northern Fulmar feeding at Shetland. Waterbirds, 24(2), pp. 287-289.

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Abstract

We studied the diving behavior of chick-rearing Northern Fulmars (<i>Fulmarus glacialis</i>) in Shetland, U.K., in July 1998. Seen birds were caught oil nests and fitted with data loggers attached to a plastic ring on one leg of each bird. Only one data set, spanning tell days was recovered. Dives (N = 972) were generally shallow; the maximum dive depth was 2.6 in. Maximum dive duration was 8 s. Dicing took place most often in the afternoon; hardly any dives occurred during the night. Diving activity was irregular over the study period with a peak activity of 0.9 dives/min over many hours

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Furness, Professor Bob
Authors: Garthe, S., and Furness, R.W.
Subjects:Q Science > QL Zoology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Waterbirds
ISSN:1524-4695

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