Thick-billed Murre Winter Migrations

Thick-billed murres from both Pribilof Islands (St. Paul and St. George) and Bogoslof Island were tracked with geolocation loggers during their winter migrations to find out where they spend the winter.  Along with location information the loggers collected dive depth data to better understand where in the water column thick-billed murres dive to forage for their prey.  


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