Population changes and biology of the wandering albatross Diomedea exulans gibsoni at the Auckland Islands

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) Science Article 6

abstract

Gibson’s wandering albatross Diomedea exulans gibsoni is endemic to the Auckland Islands in the New Zealand subantarctic. In 1991 a programme of regular census and population study was initiated to assess the impact of longline fisheries bycatch on the status of the subspecies. This paper reports on field work carried out on Adams I. in the Aucklands Islands group during January and February most years between 1991 and 1997. Over this seven-year period, the average annual number of pairs nesting on Adams I. was 5831.

Kath Walker and Graeme Elliott, DOC Science Internal Series 68

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