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This book is concerned with the ways in which seabirds function as predators in the marine environment; in particular about how they find and catch food and how much of it they consume. The first synthesis of these topics to be produced, it reviews both the feeding ecology of seabirds (including adaptations for flight and diving) and also most of the leading field studies (in polar, temperate and tropical regions) which have quantitatively examined the interactions of seabird communities with their prey.intermediate layer characterized by fine-scale interleaving of oceanic and shelf waters (Coachman aamp; Charnell, 1979). The broad middle front (Fig. 11.2) marks the transition from a three-layer system on the outer shelf to a two-layer system across the middle domain. During the ... The bottom layer is isolated from interactions with other water masses and it remains relatively cold throughout the summer. The inner ... Schematic diagram of summer mixing regions in Bristol Bay . Redrawnanbsp;...

Author:J. P. Croxall
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1987


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