North Water Polynya Seabird Surveys
Entry ID: UAF_NorthWaterPolynyaseabird

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Summary
Abstract: To relate avian usage of the North Water polynya to the distribution, abundance
and production of prey, we assessed seasonal changes in the distribution and
relative abundance of seabirds. In order to assess the spatial distribution of
seabirds in the North Water, we conducted surveys of seabirds from the bridge
of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers whenever the ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 79.0   S: 75.0   E: -66.0   W: -80.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: George L. Hunt, University of California
Dataset Release Place: Irvine, California
Dataset Publisher: University of California
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-08-01
Stop Date: 1999-09-30
ISO Topic Category
Quality Sightings are referenced to the observer, the cruise, ship name, date and time.
Birds were counted within 300m off of one side of the ship whenever the ship
was underway. Weather conditions and ocean conditions were recorded
simultaneously and it was noted when sightability decreased to less than 300m.
Position was recorded ... View entire text
Access Constraints This study was funded by National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs
grant number OPP9725071 awarded to Dr. George L. Hunt, Jr. of the University of
California, Irvine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. This data
set was created as part of the international investigation of the North Water
polynya which was initiated under the Arctic Ocean Sciences Board.
Use Constraints None, data available upon request, available with permission from principle
investigator, George L. Hunt, Jr.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEORGE L. HUNT
Contact Address:
321 Seinhaus Hall
Province or State: Irvine
Postal Code: 92697
Country: CA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
321 Seinhaus Hall
Province or State: Irvine
Postal Code: 92697
Country: CA
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Publications/References
Estimation of Carbon Flux to Dovekies (Alle alle) in the North Water. Journal
of Deep Sea Research, in press.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
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