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Factors affecting the breeding success of south polar skua
Entry ID: ECA034

Abstract: Among marine organisms breeding in Antarctica, the South Polar skua (Catharacta maccormicki) combines the traits of the species more exposed to the bioaccumulation of persistent contaminants. Skuas are opportunistic top predators, and during the breeding season in Antarctica they adopt a wide range of feeding tactics that enable them to prey or scavenge on all profitable marine or terrestrial food ... View entire text
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Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-30
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Pezzo, F., Olmastroni, S., Corsolini, S., Focardi, S., 2001. Factors affecting the breeding
success of the south polar skua Catharacta maccormicki at Edmonson Point,
Victoria Land, Antarctica. Polar Biol, 24, 389–393.
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23