An opportunity exists to study the foraging of albatrosses from Midway Atoll in the North Pacific. The atoll supports large populations of Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses. Details follow.
Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses on Midway Atoll, photograph by Pete Leary
The Thorne Lab is a research laboratory in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University in New York, USA.
“Our work focuses on understanding biological and oceanographic processes underlying spatial patterns in the habitat use and foraging ecology of marine predators (primarily marine mammals and seabirds). We use a combination of boat-based measurements, telemetry techniques, satellite data and spatial analyses to address ecological questions, and are primarily focused on issues with a direct application in conservation.”
Read more on the Thorne Lab’s research on North Pacific albatrosses.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 02 October 2017