Foraging ecology and habitat use of Masked Boobies at Isla Muerto, Mexico

PI: Patrick Jodice (USGS South Carolina Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Institute) 

Co-PI: Adriana Vallarino Moncada

Graduate Student: Caroline Poli, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology, Clemson University

In 2013 we deployed GPS tags on breeding Masked Boobies at Isla Muerto, Mexico. Preliminary analysis revealed that breeding birds remained relatively local, using coastal waters primarily between the colony and the mainland to the south. Data are currently being processed. 

The research was funded by USGS, US Fish and Wildlife Service, BirdsCaribbean through a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and Sacramento Zoological Society

GPS tracks of Masked Boobies tagged at Isla Muerto, May and November 2013. Poli et al. unpubl data. 

GPS tracks of Masked Boobies tagged at Isla Muerto, May and November 2013. Poli et al. unpubl data.