HOME  »  Members  »  Collaborators  »  PhD Students/Fellows
 
title The importance of Portuguese Continental Shelf Waters to Balearic Shearwaters revealed by aerial census
authors Araujo, H; Bastos-Santos, J; Rodrigues, PC; Ferreira, M; Pereira, A; Henriques, AC; Monteiro, SS; Eira, C; Vingada, J
author full name Araujo, Helder; Bastos-Santos, Jorge; Rodrigues, Pedro Correia; Ferreira, Marisa; Pereira, Andreia; Henriques, Ana Catarina; Monteiro, Silvia S.; Eira, Catarina; Vingada, Jose
title The importance of Portuguese Continental Shelf Waters to Balearic Shearwaters revealed by aerial census
nationality internacional
source MARINE BIOLOGY
language English
document type Article
keywords plus MARINE PROTECTED AREAS; PUFFINUS-MAURETANICUS; MEDITERRANEAN SEA; INDIAN-OCEAN; AT-SEA; SEABIRDS; BIRD; ABUNDANCE; HABITAT; MODELS
abstract The Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus is one of the most threatened seabirds in the world. To evaluate the abundance and distribution of Balearic Shearwaters in Portuguese Continental Shelf Waters, during the post-breeding period when migrating birds are outside the Mediterranean Sea, we conducted 5 aerial surveys between 2010 and 2014 (21 survey days covering 62,716 km(2)). Following a line transect method, observers recorded a total of 181 Balearic Shearwaters sightings. Using Distance sampling software, we estimated an overall species abundance (2010-2014) of 10,182, ranging between 2338 in 2010 and 23,221 individuals in 2012. During the 2012 post-breeding period, the Portuguese Continental Shelf Waters were used by up to 96.8% of the latest migratory population assessment. Considering Balearic Shearwater estimates per sampling block, there was a preference for the North and Center sectors of the Portuguese coast (respectively, 7058 and 1366 individuals) where several SPAs were already designated. We computed the annual and overall habitat predictive models for Balearic Shearwaters using a maximum entropy algorithm on MaxEnt software. In all models, the Balearic shearwater distribution was best predicted by mean chlorophyll concentration. Balearic Shearwaters are mostly present in shallow shelf and coastal waters particularly in the widest portions of the continental shelf. These areas are strongly influenced by upwelling, which concurs with the chlorophyll concentration being the most important predicting variable. Portuguese Continental Shelf Waters are one of the most important post-breeding grounds to the Balearic Shearwater.
author address [Araujo, Helder; Bastos-Santos, Jorge; Rodrigues, Pedro Correia; Monteiro, Silvia S.; Eira, Catarina] Univ Aveiro, Ctr Estudos Ambiente & Mar CESAM, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Araujo, Helder; Bastos-Santos, Jorge; Rodrigues, Pedro Correia; Ferreira, Marisa; Pereira, Andreia; Henriques, Ana Catarina; Monteiro, Silvia S.; Eira, Catarina; Vingada, Jose] Univ Minho, Dept Biol, Soc Portuguesa Vida Selvagem, P-4710057 Braga, Portugal; [Araujo, Helder; Bastos-Santos, Jorge] Campus Mar, Int Campus Excellence, Pontevedra, Spain; [Araujo, Helder; Bastos-Santos, Jorge] Campus Mar, Int Campus Excellence, Braga, Portugal; [Rodrigues, Pedro Correia; Ferreira, Marisa; Vingada, Jose] Univ Minho, Dept Biol, P-4710057 Braga, Portugal; [Rodrigues, Pedro Correia; Ferreira, Marisa; Vingada, Jose] Univ Minho, CBMA, P-4710057 Braga, Portugal; [Vingada, Jose] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Henriques, Ana Catarina] Univ Lisbon, Inst Super Agron, P-1349017 Lisbon, Portugal
reprint address Araujo, H (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, Ctr Estudos Ambiente & Mar CESAM, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.; Araujo, H (reprint author), Univ Minho, Dept Biol, Soc Portuguesa Vida Selvagem, P-4710057 Braga, Portugal.; Araujo, H (reprint author), Campus Mar, Int Campus Excellence, Pontevedra, Spain.; Araujo, H (reprint author), Campus Mar, Int Campus Excellence, Braga, Portugal.
e-mail address helder.araujo@socpvs.org
funding agency and grant number Portuguese Wildlife Society and projects SafeSea EEA-Grants, FAME [2009-1/089]; European Commission's Life [MarPro NAT/PT/00038]; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) [SFRH/BD/30240/2006]; M. Ferreira [SFRH/BD/32841/2006]; FCT/MEC and FEDER, [PT2020]; strategic programme [UID/BIA/04050/2013, POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007569]; FCT and by ERDF [COMPETE2020]; [BPD/0043/AMB/50017]; [UID/AMB/50017/2013]
funding text This work was partly funded by the Portuguese Wildlife Society and projects SafeSea EEA-Grants, FAME ( Proj. 2009-1/089) and European Commission's Life Programme (MarPro NAT/PT/00038). This study was also partly supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) with Grants SFRH/BD/30240/2006 to M. Ferreira and SFRH/BD/32841/2006 to P. C. Rodrigues. C. Eira is supported by FCT through CESAM UID/AMB/50017/2013 co-funded by FCT/MEC and FEDER, within PT2020 and Compete 2020 and S. Monteiro is financed by a Grant ( BPD/0043/AMB/50017) from UID/AMB/50017/2013. This work was also partially supported by the strategic programme UID/BIA/04050/2013 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007569) funded by FCT and by ERDF (COMPETE2020). The authors thank observers and airplane pilots who contributed to this work.
cited references Abello Pere, 2012, Revista Catalana d'Ornitologia, V28, P34; Afan I, 2014, MAR BIOL, V161, P657, DOI 10.1007/s00227-013-2368-4; Ainley DG, 2012, MAR ECOL PROG SER, V451, P231, DOI 10.3354/meps09524; Arcos JM, 2011, ACT 6 C GIAM TALL IN, P117; Arcos JM, 2011, INT SPECIES ACTION P; Arroyo GM, 2016, BIRD CONSERV INT, V26, P87, DOI 10.1017/S095927091400032X; BirdLife International, 2015, PUFF MAUR, DOI [10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T22728432A82342251.en, DOI 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T22728432A82342251]; Boue A, 2013, RECENT CURRENT RES B; Bretagnolle V, 2004, AQUAT LIVING RESOUR, V17, P353, DOI 10.1051/alr.2004044; Buckland ST, 2001, INTRO DISTANCE SAMPL; Buckland ST, 2008, BIRD CONSERV INT, V18, pS91, DOI 10.1017/S0959270908000294; Buckland ST, 2012, J APPL ECOL, V49, P960, DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02150.x; Camphuysen CJ, 2004, BAM022002 COWRIE; Certain G, 2008, REMOTE SENS ENVIRON, V112, P3314, DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2008.01.019; Cooper J, 2003, SCI MAR, V67, P57; Costa RA, 2016, MAR POLLUT BULL, V108, P311, DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.039; Cunningham GB, 2005, CHEM SIGNAL, V10, P403, DOI 10.1007/0-387-25160-X_47; Darlaston Mark, 2012, British Birds, V105, P37; Davoren GK, 2003, MAR ECOL PROG SER, V256, P229, DOI 10.3354/meps256229; Davoren GK, 2003, ECOL MONOGR, V73, P463, DOI 10.1890/02-0208; Elith J, 2006, ECOGRAPHY, V29, P129, DOI 10.1111/j.2006.0906-7590.04596.x; Elith J, 2011, DIVERS DISTRIB, V17, P43, DOI 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00725.x; Fevrier Y, 2011, FOU, V83, P39; Fiuza AFG, 1983, COASTAL UPWELLING IT, P85; Genovart M, 2016, J APPL ECOL, V53, P1158, DOI 10.1111/1365-2664.12622; Guilford T, 2012, PLOS ONE, V7, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0033753; Hyrenbach KD, 2007, DEEP-SEA RES PT I, V54, P1129, DOI 10.1016/j.dsr.2007.05.002; ICNF, 2014, PROP TECN ZON PROT E; Jones AR, 2014, ENDANGER SPECIES RES, V25, P1, DOI 10.3354/esr00611; Kumar S, 2009, J ECOL NAT ENV, V1, P94, DOI DOI 10.3390/D1020118; Le Corre M, 2012, BIOL CONSERV, V156, P83, DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.11.015; Lieske DJ, 2014, BIOL CONSERV, V172, P15, DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.02.010; Louzao M, 2006, ECOL APPL, V16, P1683, DOI 10.1890/1051-0761(2006)016[1683:OHOAEM]2.0.CO;2; Louzao M, 2012, PLOS ONE, V7, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0035728; Luczak C, 2011, BIOL LETTERS, V7, P702, DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0225; Marques TA, 2007, AUK, V124, P1229, DOI 10.1642/0004-8038(2007)124[1229:IEOBDU]2.0.CO;2; Mason E, 2005, RELAT CIENT TEC IPIM, P58; Meirinho A, 2014, ATLAS AVES MARINHAS; Mourino J, 2003, SCI MAR, V67, P135; Nishizawa B, 2015, BIOGEOSCI DISCUSS, V12, P17721, DOI [10.5194/bgd-12-17721-2015, DOI 10.5194/BGD-12-17721-2015]; Noer H, 2000, EFFECTS BIRDS OFFSHO, P65; Oppel S, 2012, BIOL CONSERV, V156, P94, DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.11.013; Oro D, 2004, BIOL CONSERV, V116, P93, DOI 10.1016/S0006-3207(03)00180-0; Paiva VH, 2013, MAR ECOL PROG SER, V486, P277, DOI 10.3354/meps10332; Paiva VH, 2013, MAR ECOL PROG SER, V477, P15, DOI 10.3354/meps10180; Panigada S, 2011, PLOS ONE, V6, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0022878; Pennycuik Colin J., 2002, Avian Science, V2, P1; Perkins S, 2005, MASSACHUSETTS 2004 2; Peron C, 2013, BIOL CONSERV, V168, P210, DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.09.006; Peterson AT, 2007, ECOGRAPHY, V30, P550, DOI 10.1111/j.2007.0906-7590.05102.x; Petronilho JMS, 2004, SEABIRD CENSUS FIGUE, V14, P94; Phillips S, 2006, BRIEF TUTORIAL MAXEN; Phillips SJ, 2006, ECOL MODEL, V190, P231, DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.03.026; Phillips S. J., 2004, P 21 INT C MACH LEAR, V21, P655, DOI DOI 10.1145/1015330.1015412; Poot Martin, 2005, Airo, V15, P43; Porfirio LL, 2014, PLOS ONE, V9, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0113749; Ramirez I, 2008, LIFE04NATPT000213 SO; Ridgway MS, 2010, J GREAT LAKES RES, V36, P403, DOI 10.1016/j.jglr.2010.06.003; Rodda GH, 2011, PLOS ONE, V6, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0014670; Rodriguez A, 2015, J ORNITHOL, V156, P893, DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1232-3; Ronconi RA, 2009, AQUAT BIOL, V4, P297, DOI 10.3354/ab00112; Ruiz A, 2004, LA PARDELA BALEAR; Solanki HU, 2005, CONT SHELF RES, V25, P2163, DOI 10.1016/j.csr.2005.08.025; Thaxter CB, 2011, REV STAT TECHNIQUES, P57; Thomas L, 2010, J APPL ECOL, V47, P5, DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01737.x; Trenkel VM, 1997, J ENVIRON MANAGE, V50, P39, DOI 10.1006/jema.1996.0094; Warren DL, 2010, ECOGRAPHY, V33, P607, DOI 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.06142.x; Winiarski KJ, 2013, MAR ECOL PROG SER, V492, P273, DOI 10.3354/meps10492; Wisz MS, 2008, DIVERS DISTRIB, V14, P763, DOI 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00482.x; Wynn Russell B., 2007, British Birds, V100, P392; Wynn RB, 2007, BIOLOGY LETT, V3, P529, DOI 10.1098/rsbl.2007.0162; Yesou P, 2003, SCI MAR, V67, P143
cited reference count 72
publisher SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
publisher city HEIDELBERG
publisher address TIERGARTENSTRASSE 17, D-69121 HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
issn 0025-3162
29-character source abbreviation MAR BIOL
iso source abbreviation Mar. Biol.
publication date MAR
year published 2017
volume 164
issue 3
article number 55
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1007/s00227-017-3089-x
page count 14
web of science category Marine & Freshwater Biology
subject category Marine & Freshwater Biology
document delivery number EM2XY
unique article identifier WOS:000395180300018