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dc.contributor.authorBearzi, Maddalena
dc.contributor.authorSaylan, Charles A.
dc.contributor.authorFeenstra, Jon
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:23:53Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:23:53Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/10356
dc.description.abstractSeabird occurrence, distribution and behavior were assessed during cetacean surveys conducted between 2006–2007 in Santa Monica Bay, California. Gulls were most sighted year-round (55.63%), followed by brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis; 19.0%), terns (6.61%) and Western grebes (Aechmophorus occidentalis; 6.53%). Gulls, shearwaters, and pelicans were often found foraging with short-beaked and long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis, D. capensis), and California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) near underwater canyons. Behavioral budget showed a predominance of passing by and floating activities. Feeding was observed in 6.5% of the sightings. This study provides baseline data for future seabird monitoring, conservation and management in the study area.
dc.subjectSeabird
dc.subjectCetacean
dc.subjectSanta Monica Bay
dc.titleSeabird Observations During Cetacean Surveys In Santa Monica Bay, California
dc.title.alternativeSeabird Observations During Cetacean Surveys
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.issuescas/vol108/iss2
dc.source.issue2
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol108/iss2/3
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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