According to the meeting’s abstract book 10 presentations will be given on the three species of ACAP-listed Northern Pacific albatrosses, as well on mitigation of seabird bycatch, as listed below.
Vickie Bakker & Myra Finkelstein. Risk management for at-risk seabirds: assessing bycatch effects on the population dynamics of Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes).
Melinda Conners, Chandra Goetsch, Suzanne Budge, Yoko Mitani, William Walker, Daniel Costa & Scott Shaffer. Black-footed Albatrosses have higher levels of individual variability in behavior and diet than their sympatrically-breeding congener, the Laysan Albatross.
Karen Courtot, Michelle Reynolds, Paul Berkowitz, Janet Moore & Elizabeth Flint. Effects of sea-level rise and wave-driven inundation on colonial seabirds at Midway Atoll.
Amanda Gladics, Troy Guy, Edward Melvin, Robert Suryan, & Joseph Tyburczy. Collaborating with fishermen to reduce seabird bycatch in west coast Sablefish fisheries.
Sarah Gutowsky, Ian Jonsen, Marty Leonard & Scott Shaffer. Daily activity budgets reveal a quasi-flightless stage during non-breeding in Hawaiian albatrosses.
Julio Hernández-Montoya, Carlo Catoni, Alfonso Aguirre-Muñoz, Cecilia Soldatini, Luciana Luna Mendoza & Yuri Albores-Barajas. Sexual size dimorphism and sexual segregation in foraging distributions in Laysan Albatross from Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Caitlin Kroeger, Daniel Crocker, Rachael Orben, David Thompson, Leigh Torres & Scott Shaffer. Comparative foraging energetics of breeding Campbell and Grey-headed Albatrosses.
Ellen Lance. Conservation status of Short-tailed Albatross.
Edward Melvin & Esteban Fernandez-Juricic. Laser technology for seabird bycatch prevention in commercial fisheries.
Lindsay Young, Eric VanderWerf, Cathy Granholm, Hob Osterlund, Kim Steutermann & Thomas Savre. Breeding performance of Laysan Albatrosses Phoebastria immutabilis in a foster parent program.
Short-tailed Albatross fledgling on Midway Atoll, photograph by Dan Clark
Presentations will also be made on the following procellariiform species: Northern or Arctic Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis, Pink-Footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus, Audubon’s Shearwater P. lherminieri, Great Shearwater P. gravis, Sooty Shearwater P. griseus, Hutton's Shearwater P. huttoni, Christmas Shearwater P. nativitatis, Newell’s Shearwater P. newelli, Black-vented Shearwater P. opisthomelas, Wedge-tailed Shearwater P. pacificus, Manx Shearwater P. puffinus, Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas, Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis, Ringed Storm Petrel Hydrobates hornbyi, Ashy Storm Petrel Oceanodroma homochroa (in a special session), Leach’s Storm Petrel O. leucorhoa and Tristram's Storm Petrel O. tristrami.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 February 2015