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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Robert M. Suryan
Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon, United States of America
David J. Anderson
Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
Scott A. Shaffer, Yann Tremblay, Daniel P. Costa
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Daniel D. Roby
USGS-Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
Paul R. Sievert
USGS-Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Fumio Sato, Kiyoaki Ozaki, Noboru Nakamura
Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Abiko, Chiba, Japan
Gregory R. Balogh
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rob.suryan@oregonstate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RS. Performed the experiments: RS. Analyzed the data: RS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RS DJA SS YT DC FS. Wrote the paper: RS DJA SS DR YT DC. Theoretical contributions: DR. Contributed data: DJA PS FS KO NN. Conducted field work: PS FS KO NN. Facilitated international collaborations to permit research and conducted some field work: GB.