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Wind, Waves, and Wing Loading: Morphological Specialization May Limit Range Expansion of Endangered Albatrosses

  • Robert M. Suryan mail,

    rob.suryan@oregonstate.edu

    Affiliation: Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon, United States of America

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  • David J. Anderson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Scott A. Shaffer,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel D. Roby,

    Affiliation: USGS-Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Yann Tremblay,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel P. Costa,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Paul R. Sievert,

    Affiliation: USGS-Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fumio Sato,

    Affiliation: Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Abiko, Chiba, Japan

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  • Kiyoaki Ozaki,

    Affiliation: Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Abiko, Chiba, Japan

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  • Gregory R. Balogh,

    Affiliation: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Noboru Nakamura

    Affiliation: Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Abiko, Chiba, Japan

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  • Published: December 24, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004016
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Additional Acknowledgment

Posted by RobSuryan on 27 Dec 2008 at 22:24 GMT

J. Awkerman, D. Barton, K. Fischer, H. Kayashima, S. Konno, K. Lindquist, R. Maeyama, E. Melvin, H. Murakami, N. Nakamura, M. Okuyama, G. Robertson, K. Trust, Y. Watanabe, and M. Westbrock assisted with field work.
http://plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0004016#article1.back1.ack1.p1

We also gratefully acknowledge P.M. Sagar for assistance with collection of morphometric data from Buller's albatrosses.