Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Project

Determining the Movement Patterns and Habitat Use of Seabirds to Support Marine Spatial Planning Along the Atlantic Coast

October 2011 - December 2012


Participating Agencies

  • CESU

We will use remote tracking technologies such as satellite transmitters and global location sensors to track movements and map use areas of individual seabirds along the Atlantic coast. We will target seabirds that are likely to use areas off of the mid-Atlantic coast. Data will allow us to better understand the link between multiple and widespread geographic regions such as the nearshore and pelagic zones of the mid- and south Atlantic US coasts and the islands and waters of The Bahamas and Caribbean. The proposed effort will build upon ongoing work by the PI.

Research Publications Publication Date
Jodice, P.G.R., R.A. Ronconi, E. Rupp, G.E. Wallace, Y. Satge. 2015. First satellite tracks of the endangered Black-capped Petrel. Endangered Species Research 29:23-33. doi: 10.3354/esr00697 | Abstract | Download November 2015