The Roles of Introduced Rats and Commercial Fishingin the Decline of Ancient Murrelets on Langara Island,,British Columbia

Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus) Science Article 8


We examined the decline of Ancient Murrelets (Synthliboramphus antiquus), a small, burrou>nestingseabird, at Langara Island. The island’s seabird colony was historically one of the largest colonies of AncientMurrelets in British Columbia–perhaps in the world–with an estimated 200,000 nesting pairs.

DOUGLAS F. BERTRAM, Conservation Biology, Pages 865-872 Volume 9, No. 4, August 1995

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