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)Brown Booby in flight. (Rodenas 2014)

Movement patterns of Masked Boobies in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico

Masked Boobies are a focus of two tracking projects. The first was initiated in 2012 in Jamaica and the second was initiated in 2013 in Mexico. 



Patrick Jodice, USGS South Carolina Cooperative Research Unit / Clemson University

Graduate student:

Caroline Poli (MS)



Adriana Vallarino Moncada, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados Unidad Mérida

Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Institute for Parks, Clemson University


USGS, US Fish and Wildlife Service, BirdsCaribbean through a grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and Sacramento Zoological Society

Recent publications

High spatial fidelity among foraging trips of Masked Boobies from Pedro Cays, Jamaica. Bradley P. Wilkinson, Ann M. Haynes-Sutton, Llewelyn Meggs, and Patrick G. R. Jodice. 2020. PlosONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231654​


Dynamic oceanography determines fine scale foraging behavior of Masked Boobies in the Gulf of Mexico.

Caroline L. Poli, Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Adriana Vallarino, Patrick D. Gerard, and Patrick G. R. Jodice. 2017. PLoSONE. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0178318

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