Seabirds of the Farallon Islands: Ecology, Dynamics, and Structure of an Upwelling-system Community

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Stanford University Press, 1990 - Nature - 450 pages
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Summarizing a 15-year study of the seabird community on this small group of rocks about 20 miles offshore of San Francisco, this volume is both a detailed account of a seabird breeding ecology and a challenge to the prevailing conception of ecological stability as the typical seabird lifestyle. With
 

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Contents

Seasonal and Annual Patterns in the Marine Environment Near
23
The Feeding Ecology of Farallon Seabirds
51
Seasonal Patterns of Trophic Demands 52 Seabird Feeding Studies
104
Prey Size 125 Summary
126
Leachs StormPetrel and Ashy StormPetrel
128
Brandts Cormorant
163
Farallon Population 168 Occurrence Patterns
172
Egg Laying 177 Reproductive Success 184 The Cormorant Breeding
193
Farallon Population 223 Occurrence Patterns
225
Egg Laying 227 Reproductive Success 236 The Western Gull
242
Farallon Population 250 Occurrence Patterns
252
Egg Laying 258 Reproductive Success 264 The Murre Breeding
273
Cassins Auklet
306
Rhinoceros Auklet and Tufted Puffin
339
Patterns at the Community Level
349
Literature Cited 417 Index
445

Farallon Populations 198 Occurrence Patterns
203
Reproduction in the Pelagic Cormorant 208 Reproduction in
217

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