Observations of Marine Birds in the South Atlantic Ocean in the Late Austral Autumn
- Louis S. Kornicker
Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
Copyright 1986 by the American Geophysical Union.
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
- Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780875901695
Online ISBN: 9781118666708
- Marine biology—Antarctic regions—Collected works
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.