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Stomach analysis of stranded seabirds on the Belgian Coast [Maaganalyse van kadavers zeevogels aan de Belgische Kust]
Citation
Data Institute for Nature Conservation
Contact: Stienen, Eric

Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
Data are initially restricted, but the access condition relaxes to academic or unrestricted once a specified period of time after an event (such as collection, publication, completion of QC procedures or project cessation) has elapsed

Description
Dataset on diet composition of stranded seabirds (predominantly aulks) describing prey species and length.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, Birds, Birds (marine), Diets, Food, Otoliths, Stomach content, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast, Alca torda, Alle alle, Fratercula arctica, Podiceps cristatus, Uria aalge

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Coast [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
October 2002 - March 2003
October 2003 - March 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Alca torda Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Alle alle (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Fratercula arctica (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Podiceps cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Uria aalge (Pontoppidan, 1763) [WoRMS]

Parameter
Diet composition Methodology
Diet composition: Stranded birds stomac analysis
Fresh corpses of fish eating seabirds found during beached birds surveys are stored in freezer and are dissected to determine diet composition. Food remains are seperated and analysed under binocular. Length of fish otoliths are identified and measured under microscope to a precision of 0,01 mm.

Contributors
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), moretaxonomic identifier Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata creatordata managertaxonomic identifier Wageningen University and Research Centre; Alterra, moredata creator

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more

Project
TROPHOS: Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea, more

Publication
Based on this dataset:
De Pooter, D. (2010). Comparative study of the diet of common guillemots Uria aalge and razorbills Alca torda, collected during beached bird surveys along the Belgian coast between 2002 and 2010. MSc Thesis. INBO/Universiteit Gent: Gent. 19 pp., more
Haelters, J. et al. (2003). Het Tricolor incident: de gevolgen voor zeevogels in de Belgische zeegebieden. BMM/KBIN: Brussel. 36 pp., more
Stienen, E.W.M.; Van Waeyenberge, J. (2002). Verstoken van verstoring: het belang van de Baai van Heist als rust- en broedgebied voor vogels, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Academische studiedag: 5 Jaar strand-natuurreservaat 'De Baai van Heist' - De Vlaamse stranden: steriele zandbakken of natuurpatrimonium? Zeebrugge, 14 juni 2002. VLIZ Special Publication, 9: pp. 1-9, more
Van Waeyenberge, J.; Stienen, E.W.M. (2002). Watervogels op de Noordzee: vliegtuigtellingen 1999-2002. Vogelnieuws 1(4): 19-20, more

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2015-12-03
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