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Arctic sea ice a major determinant in Mandt's black guillemot movement and distribution during non-breeding season

Overview of attention for article published in Biology Letters, September 2016
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Title
Arctic sea ice a major determinant in Mandt's black guillemot movement and distribution during non-breeding season
Published in
Biology Letters, September 2016
DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0275
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Authors

G. J. Divoky, D. C. Douglas, I. J. Stenhouse

Abstract

Mandt's black guillemot (Cepphus grylle mandtii) is one of the few seabirds associated in all seasons with Arctic sea ice, a habitat that is changing rapidly. Recent decreases in summer ice have reduced breeding success and colony size of this species in Arctic Alaska. Little is known about the species' movements and distribution during the nine month non-breeding period (September-May), when changes in sea ice extent and composition are also occurring and predicted to continue. To examine bird movements and the seasonal role of sea ice to non-breeding Mandt's black guillemots, we deployed and recovered (n = 45) geolocators on individuals at a breeding colony in Arctic Alaska during 2011-2015. Black guillemots moved north to the marginal ice zone (MIZ) in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas immediately after breeding, moved south to the Bering Sea during freeze-up in December, and wintered in the Bering Sea January-April. Most birds occupied the MIZ in regions averaging 30-60% sea ice concentration, with little seasonal variation. Birds regularly roosted on ice in all seasons averaging 5 h d(-1), primarily at night. By using the MIZ, with its roosting opportunities and associated prey, black guillemots can remain in the Arctic during winter when littoral waters are completely covered by ice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
France 1 3%
Unknown 34 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 19%
Researcher 6 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Other 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 6%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 12 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 36%
Environmental Science 5 14%
Unspecified 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 13 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 40. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 January 2019.
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