The diets of Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) and Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris) have been monitored on Bird Island since 1986. This dataset comprises data on composition of diet samples (crustaceans, cephalopod and fish) and measurements of krill carapaces, fish otoliths and squid beaks found in the samples. These measurements are used to estimate the length and weight of krill, fish and squid that have been consumed.
Black-browed Albatross, Diet, Diomedea melanophris, Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma
|Dataset Progress:||In Work|
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|Reference:||Xavier JC, Croxall JP, Reid K. Interannual variation in the diets of two albatross species breeding at South Georgia: implications for breeding performance. Ibis Volume145, Issue4, October 2003, Pages 593-610
Reid K, Croxall JP, Prince PA. The fish diet of black-browed albatross Diomedea melanophris and grey-headed albatross D. Chrysostoma at South Georgia. Polar Biology August 1996, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 469-477
|Lineage:||All diet sampling procedures used were regulated by the British Antarctic Survey Ethical Review Committee in collaboration with Cambridge University and the UK Home Office.
All data were collected under permit from the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
|Location||South Georgia Island|
|Detailed Location||Bird Island|
|Data Storage:||The data are stored in an Oracle database managed by the Scientific Data Manager (Biological Focus), UK PDC|
|Use Constraints:||This data is governed by the NERC data policy http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/sites/data/policy/ and supplied under Open Government Licence v.3 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
This data should be cited as follows: Composition of Grey-headed Albatross and Black-browed Albatross diet at Bird Island, South Georgia, from 1986 onwards (https://data.bas.ac.uk/metadata.php?id=GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01217), accessed by contacting UK Polar Data Centre at email@example.com, [date in here dd/mm/yyyy]
We would strongly encourage contacting Richard Philips (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information regarding this dataset, including guidance on its reuse.