Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) 

Abstract: Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis), seabird Procellariiforme, breed on Tristan da Cunha island group, remote islands midway between South Africa and South America. They complete an extensive transatlantic migration each year to reach the Northern hemisphere. They spend their wintering/staging period in productive waters such as Gulf of Maine, Georges and Grand Banks, Bay of Fundy, Greenland and Europe. While still abundant, the location of the entire world’s population on a single island group makes these birds susceptible to environmental changes. 
We will be following 22 greater (or great) shearwaters equipped with Satellite tags from Gough island/ Inaccessible island (United Kingdom) to the Northern Atlantic from October 2009 to October 2010. 
Our first objective is tracking pre-laying exodus and foraging trips during incubation/ rearing period; second objective: identifying migration paths and finally, understanding foraging movements of these birds over the Northwest Atlantic until molt period. 
Greater shearwaters have been observed feeding over tuna school during ship surveys since they share same prey type; subsequently, we will overlay shearwater tracks and tunas distribution to search for evidence of spatial co-occurrence between these 2 top predators to evaluate the importance of this mutual association.
This project is a collaboration between Dr Rob Ronconi (University of Dalhousie/ Halifax/ Canada), Marie C Martin and Dr Richard R. Veit (College of Staten Island/ City University of New York/ USA) supported by US Wildlife Fisheries Service, as well as David and Lucile Packard Grant (Birdlife International / Agreement for Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels). Technical logistic and field work has been made possible with the support of Dr Peter Ryan, Dr Rob Ronconi,and Sirtrack Ltd. 

For further information, please contact Marie C Martin: entrecasteaux@hotmail.com or Dr Rob Ronconi: rronconi@dal.ca 

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. 

This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

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Abstract: Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis), seabird Procellariiforme, breed on Tristan da Cunha island group, remote islands midway between South Africa and South America. They complete an extensive transatlantic migration each year to reach the Northern hemisphere. They spend their wintering/staging period in productive waters such as Gulf of Maine, Georges and Grand Banks, Bay of Fundy, Greenland and Europe. While still abundant, the location of the entire world’s population on a single island group makes these birds susceptible to environmental changes. 
We will be following 22 greater (or great) shearwaters equipped with Satellite tags from Gough island/ Inaccessible island (United Kingdom) to the Northern Atlantic from October 2009 to October 2010. 
Our first objective is tracking pre-laying exodus and foraging trips during incubation/ rearing period; second objective: identifying migration paths and finally, understanding foraging movements of these birds over the Northwest Atlantic until molt period. 
Greater shearwaters have been observed feeding over tuna school during ship surveys since they share same prey type; subsequently, we will overlay shearwater tracks and tunas distribution to search for evidence of spatial co-occurrence between these 2 top predators to evaluate the importance of this mutual association.
This project is a collaboration between Dr Rob Ronconi (University of Dalhousie/ Halifax/ Canada), Marie C Martin and Dr Richard R. Veit (College of Staten Island/ City University of New York/ USA) supported by US Wildlife Fisheries Service, as well as David and Lucile Packard Grant (Birdlife International / Agreement for Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels). Technical logistic and field work has been made possible with the support of Dr Peter Ryan, Dr Rob Ronconi,and Sirtrack Ltd. 

For further information, please contact Marie C Martin: entrecasteaux@hotmail.com or Dr Rob Ronconi: rronconi@dal.ca 

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. 

This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

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Document of dataset 3581

Dataset record

Type
Dataset
title in English
Migration and foraging ecology of Greater Shearwater (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Description in English

Original provider: Marie C Martin; Dr Rob Ronconi; Dr R Veit 

Dataset credits: Data provider Migration and foraging ecology of Greater Shearwater 

Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) 

Abstract: Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis), seabird Procellariiforme, breed on Tristan da Cunha island group, remote islands midway between South Africa and South America. They complete an extensive transatlantic migration each year to reach the Northern hemisphere. They spend their wintering/staging period in productive waters such as Gulf of Maine, Georges and Grand Banks, Bay of Fundy, Greenland and Europe. While still abundant, the location of the entire world’s population on a single island group makes these birds susceptible to environmental changes. 
We will be following 22 greater (or great) shearwaters equipped with Satellite tags from Gough island/ Inaccessible island (United Kingdom) to the Northern Atlantic from October 2009 to October 2010. 
Our first objective is tracking pre-laying exodus and foraging trips during incubation/ rearing period; second objective: identifying migration paths and finally, understanding foraging movements of these birds over the Northwest Atlantic until molt period. 
Greater shearwaters have been observed feeding over tuna school during ship surveys since they share same prey type; subsequently, we will overlay shearwater tracks and tunas distribution to search for evidence of spatial co-occurrence between these 2 top predators to evaluate the importance of this mutual association.
This project is a collaboration between Dr Rob Ronconi (University of Dalhousie/ Halifax/ Canada), Marie C Martin and Dr Richard R. Veit (College of Staten Island/ City University of New York/ USA) supported by US Wildlife Fisheries Service, as well as David and Lucile Packard Grant (Birdlife International / Agreement for Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels). Technical logistic and field work has been made possible with the support of Dr Peter Ryan, Dr Rob Ronconi,and Sirtrack Ltd. 

For further information, please contact Marie C Martin: entrecasteaux@hotmail.com or Dr Rob Ronconi: rronconi@dal.ca 

Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. 

This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

Abstract in English
Data from following 22 greater shearwaters equipped with Satellite tags from Gough island/ Inaccessible island (United Kingdom) to the Northern Atlantic from October 2009 to October 2010.
Contactpoint
Email
entrecasteaux@hotmail.com
License
https://spdx.org/licenses/CC-BY-NC-4.0.html
bibliographicCitation
Veit M. 2021. Migration and foraging ecology of Greater Shearwater. Data originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=452).
Version
1
Release date
Apr 23 2021 10:00PM

Temporal coverage

Temporal
Start date
2009-9-30
End date
2010-11-25

Geographical coverage

Spatial
A, Atlantic

Thesaurus terms

Keyword
Occurrence

Themes

theme
Biology > Birds

Taxonomic terms

Taxon keywords
Puffinus gravis

Ownerships

contributor
Richard Veit
contributor
College of Staten Island
contactPoint
Rob Ronconi
contactPoint
Dalhousie University
contactPoint
Marie Martin
contactPoint
College of Staten Island
contributor
Rob Ronconi
contributor
Dalhousie University
contributor
Marie Martin
contributor
College of Staten Island

Dataset references

record
European Ocean Biodiversity Information System
record
Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations

Special collections

part of special collection
available through EurOBIS
EMODNET

Document metadata

date created
2012-11-27
date modified
2023-04-20