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Surf scoters Melanitta perspicillata aggregate in association with ephemerally abundant polychaetes

Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) Science Article 1 abstract […] During the week of 16-23 April 2003, we observed an unusually large aggregation of sea ducks and a Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus foraging at Mapleguard Point, located in the southern portion of Baynes Sound, after which the site was abandoned. The flock consisted primarily of Surf […]

Distribution and behaviour of Common Scoter Melanitta nigra relative to prey resources and environmental parameters

Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) Science Article 1 abstract Offshore wind farms are proposed around the coast of the UK and elsewhere in Europe. These sites tend to be located in shallow coastal waters that often coincide with areas used by over-wintering Common Scoter Melanitta nigra. A large-scale study was undertaken to ascertain the relationship of […]

White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

[order] ANSERIFORMES | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Melanitta deglandi | [authority] Linnaeus, 1758 | [UK] White-winged Scoter | [FR] Macreuse a ailes blanches | [DE] Amerikanische Samtente | [ES] Negron Especulado | [NL] Witvleugel Zee-eend | [copyright picture] Gary Kramer Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The scoters are stocky seaducks in the genus Melanitta. The drakes […]