Seabird distribution on the Humboldt Current in northern Chile in relation to hydrography, productivity, and fisheries
Factors affecting seabird distribution in the Humboldt Current upwelling system in northern Chile were studied in January 1999 using ship transect counts. Of 24 species recorded, the Peruvian booby (Sula variegata), the kelp gull (Larus dominicanus) and the Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) were the most abundant. Species composition varied among different areas of the system and distribution patterns differed substantially among eight of the more abundant species. Most species showed links to variation in environmental factors (trawler distribution, SST and chlorophyll concentration). Principal component analysis identified a feeding-flock factor as the most important one for explaining observed distribution patterns. One-third of all birds recorded were associated in feeding flocks and 3% of all individuals were directly attending fishing vessels. © 2003 International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Título según WOS:||Seabird distribution on the Humboldt Current in northern Chile in relation to hydrography, productivity, and fisheries|
|Título según SCOPUS:||Seabird distribution on the Humboldt Current in northern Chile in relation to hydrography, productivity, and fisheries|
|Título de la Revista:||ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE|
|Editorial:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Fecha de publicación:||2004|
|Página de inicio:||148|