Publication
Title
Effect of wintering area and climate on the survival of adult Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica in the eastern Atlantic
Author
Abstract
Despite contrasting population trends ranging from -3 to + 11% per annum, the annual survival rates of Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica in the 5 colonies spanning the species range in the east Atlantic were virtually identical over a 10 to 15 yr period, giving no support to the hypothesis that variation in population growth rates is driven by adult survival. The extent to which survival varied among years differed markedly between colonies. Similarities between colonies in the patterns of inter-annual variation in survival did not reflect similarities in wintering areas, as indicated by recoveries of ringed birds, nor the geographic proximity of the colonies. However, survival in 4 of the 5 colonies correlated with sea surface temperatures around each colony 2 yr earlier. The relationship between survival and sea temperature was positively correlated with the effects of sea temperature on recruitment of the Atlantic puffin's main prey species, the lesser sandeel Ammodytes marinus, the herring Clupea harengus and the capelin Mallotus villosus.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Marine ecology progress series. - Halstenbek
Publication
Halstenbek : Inter-research, 2005
ISSN
0171-8630
Volume/pages
297(2005), p. 283-296
ISI
000231718800024
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
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Last edited 08.08.2017