Prey fish consumption by Double-crested Cormorants in western Lake Erie near WestSister Island, Ohio

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Science Article 18


The objectives for this study were to: 1) determine the diet of Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus, hereafter: cormorants) in western Lake Erie; 2) to determine if yellow perch (Perca flavescens) or walleye (Sander vitreus) were a noteworthy prey item; and 3) to determine if the invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) are consumed.

Michael T. Bur et al., U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center

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