Potential prey resources for Marbled Murrelets in central California

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Henkel, L. A., & Harvey, J. T. T. (2006). Potential prey resources for Marbled Murrelets in central California. California Fish and Game, 92(4), 191-206.
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TitlePotential prey resources for Marbled Murrelets in central California
AuthorsA. Henkel, T. Harvey
AbstractInformation on the diet of the Marbled Murrelet, Brachyramphus marmoratus, in California is lacking. To assess availability of potential prey, we sampled small fishes at three locations in central California: Año Nuevo Bay, and two sites in northern Monterey Bay. These sites are used seasonally by Marbled Murrelets. Nearshore marine habitats were sampled with a midwater trawl during 2000, 2001, and 2002. We caught 36 taxa of demersal and midwater fish and cephalopods. Numerically dominant species at all sites were northern anchovy, Engraulis mordax, night smelt, Spirinchus starski, and white croaker, Genyonomus lineatus. The occurrence of these fishes concurrent with Marbled Murrelets provides information on potential prey available to Marbled Murrelets in central California.
JournalCalifornia Fish and Game
Date2006
Volume92
Issue4
Start page191
End page206
ISSN00081078
Subjectsdiet, prey availability, seabird, California, North America, United States, Brachyramphus, Brachyramphus marmoratus, Cephalopoda, Engraulidae, Engraulis mordax, Genyonemus lineatus, Pisces, Spirinchus, Spirinchus starksi
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