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Seabirds: When storm riders get wrecked

Emily Shepard Orcid Logo

Current Biology, Volume: 31, Issue: 17, Pages: R1040 - R1042

Swansea University Author: Emily Shepard Orcid Logo

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Abstract

Mapping cyclone paths and seabird wintering areas in the North Atlantic reveals hotspots where they overlap. Modelling the energy expenditure of seabirds suggests that an inability to feed in cyclones is likely to be what makes the high wind conditions deadly.

Published in: Current Biology
ISSN: 0960-9822
Published: Elsevier BV 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa58102
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Abstract: Mapping cyclone paths and seabird wintering areas in the North Atlantic reveals hotspots where they overlap. Modelling the energy expenditure of seabirds suggests that an inability to feed in cyclones is likely to be what makes the high wind conditions deadly.
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College: College of Science
Issue: 17
Start Page: R1040
End Page: R1042