Observations of Marine Birds in the South Atlantic Ocean in the Late Austral Autumn

  1. Louis S. Kornicker
  1. Richard R. Eakin1,
  2. John H. Dearborn2 and
  3. William C. Townsend3

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR044p0069

Biology of the Antarctic Seas XVII

Biology of the Antarctic Seas XVII

How to Cite

Eakin, R. R., Dearborn, J. H. and Townsend, W. C. (1986) Observations of Marine Birds in the South Atlantic Ocean in the Late Austral Autumn, in Biology of the Antarctic Seas XVII (ed L. S. Kornicker), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR044p0069

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Science, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine 04103

  2. 2

    Department of Zoology, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04469

  3. 3

    Science Department, Sumner Memorial High School, East Sullivan, Maine 04632

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901695

Online ISBN: 9781118666708

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Keywords:

  • Marine biology—Antarctic regions—Collected works

Summary

Thirty-five species of seabirds and undetermined species of prions were observed over the South Atlantic Ocean, near South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, in May and June 1975, a season for which few published observations of birds are available for this area. In addition, unconfirmed sightings were made of two species, rockhopper penguin and white-bellied storm petrel. Distribution of birds and sea surface temperatures were correlated, but few clear patterns of zonation were apparent, possibly because our observations were made before winter distribution patterns were fully established.