Tag: Puffinus gravis

Obstruction and starvation associated with plastic ingestion in a Northern Gannet Morus bassanus and a Greater Shearwater Puffinus gravis

Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis) Science Article 1 abstract Plastic ingestion by seabirds is well documented (see Laist 1997for a list of species with ingestion records). However, casesdefinitively attributing seabird mortality to ingestion of plastic arerare. Seabirds that die from ingestion often suffer obstruction of thegastrointestinal tract. Ultimately, the birds die of starvation andoften quickly sink […]

Greater Shearwater (Puffinus gravis)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Procellariidae | [latin] Puffinus gravis | [authority] OReilly, 1818 | [UK] Greater Shearwater | [FR] Puffin majeur | [DE] Grosser Sturmtaucher | [ES] Pardela Capirotada | [NL] Grote Pijlstormvogel Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Until recently the shearwaters were devided in two genera Calonectris and Puffinus, but based on dna-analysis Penhallurick and […]