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Ecological hotspots in the Baffin Bay; spatial and food chain linkages betweem seabirds and lower trophic levels.

General

Organisation
Project start
31.05.2016
Project end
17.07.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Biology
Environmental science

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Baffin Bay
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.339296604955, -57.94189453125

Fieldwork start
31.05.2016
Fieldwork end
17.07.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

Little is known about the distribution, abundance and diet of marine mammals and birds in offshore areas in the Baffin Bay –Davis strait marginal ice zone. The objectives was to monitor marine mammals and birds in the Southern and Central Baffin bay during the phytoplankton spring bloom 2016. To describe the geographical (GPS position) relationship among species and observations across the MIZ. Relate the distribution and abundance of birds to the local abundance and biomass of juvenile Polar cod across the MIZ. Perform bird sampling with a shotgun from the zodiac to later compare the diet of sampled birds (Northern Fulmar, thick-billed murre, little auk, blacklegged kittiwake and glaucous gull) and polar cod to find any overlap. Test the hypothesis that seabirds prey on Polar cod

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