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Composition of Grey-headed Albatross and Black-browed Albatross diet at Bird Island, South Georgia, from 1986 onwards
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01217

Summary

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Black-browed Albatross, Diet, Diomedea melanophris, Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma

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