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Research Article

Shearwater Foraging in the Southern Ocean: The Roles of Prey Availability and Winds

  • Ben Raymond mail,

    ben.raymond@aad.gov.au

    Affiliation: Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Scott A. Shaffer,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, United States of America

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  • Serguei Sokolov,

    Affiliation: CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship, CSIRO Marine Research and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Eric J. Woehler,

    Affiliation: School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Daniel P. Costa,

    Affiliation: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Luke Einoder,

    Affiliation: Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Mark Hindell,

    Affiliation: School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Graham Hosie,

    Affiliation: Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Matt Pinkerton,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., Taihoro Nukurangi, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Paul M. Sagar,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., Taihoro Nukurangi, Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • Darren Scott,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

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  • Adam Smith,

    Affiliation: Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • David R. Thompson,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., Taihoro Nukurangi, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Caitlin Vertigan,

    Affiliation: School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Henri Weimerskirch

    Affiliation: Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Villiers en Bois, France

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  • Published: June 04, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010960
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Ben Raymond, Luke Einoder, Graham Hosie
Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia
Scott A. Shaffer
Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, United States of America
Serguei Sokolov
CSIRO Wealth from Oceans National Research Flagship, CSIRO Marine Research and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Eric J. Woehler, Mark Hindell, Caitlin Vertigan
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Daniel P. Costa
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
Matt Pinkerton, David R. Thompson
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., Taihoro Nukurangi, Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand
Paul M. Sagar
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., Taihoro Nukurangi, Christchurch, New Zealand
Darren Scott
Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Adam Smith
Institute of Information and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand
Henri Weimerskirch
Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Villiers en Bois, France

Corresponding Author

Email: ben.raymond@aad.gov.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BR SAS EJW DPC MH. Analyzed the data: BR SAS SS MP AS. Wrote the paper: BR SAS SS EJW DPC GH MP. Conducted and supported fieldwork: SAS EJW DPC LE MH GH PMS DS DRT CV HW.