Birds of Indian Subcontinent

Effects of a Gulf Stream Warm-Core Ring on Summer Seabird Distribution in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:J. Haney, C
Journal:Limnology and Oceanography
Date Published:1987
ISBN Number:00243590
Keywords:Alcidae, Fratercula, Fratercula arctica, Hydrobatidae, Oceanodroma, Oceanodroma leucorhoa, Procellariidae, Puffinus, Puffinus lherminieri
Abstract:Species compostions, distribution, and abundance of seabirds at GulfStream warmcore ring differed from water masses of the northwest Atlantic slope, shelf, and Sargasso Sea during August 1984. Mean seabird abundance within the 2-month-old ring (12.3 birds km-2) was similar to Slope Water (13.0 birds km-2). Mean biomass of the seabird assemblage within the ring (0.85 km-2 west wt) was intermediate between biomass values in Sargasso Sea and Slope Water. The seabird assemblage within the ring was comprised of one nekton-feeding species (Puffinus lherminieri) displaced from the parent water mass (Gulf Stream), and the storm-petrels Oceanities oceanicus and Oceanodroma leucorhoa common in adjacent Slope Water.
Short Title:Limnology and Oceanography
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