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1 July 2003 SURVIVAL OF BROWN BOOBIES (SULA LEUCOGASTER) AT JOHNSTON ATOLL: A LONG-TERM STUDY
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Survival of Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster) at Johnston Atoll was examined over a 17-year period using capture-mark-recapture analysis. Annual adult survival was estimated to be 0.90 ± 0.01 (SE). Variation in survival did not correspond to either local environmental fluctuation or more widespread disturbances associated with El Niño-Southern Oscillation events, and a time-invariant model of survival was best supported by our data. Absence of major oceanographic anomalies in the immediate vicinity of Johnston Atoll may contribute to relatively high and invariant survival in Brown Boobies.

Jon S. Beadell, E. A. Schreiber, Ralph W. Schreiber, Gary A. Schenk, and Paul F. Doherty Jr. "SURVIVAL OF BROWN BOOBIES (SULA LEUCOGASTER) AT JOHNSTON ATOLL: A LONG-TERM STUDY," The Auk 120(3), 811-817, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1642/0004-8038(2003)120[0811:SOBBSL]2.0.CO;2
Received: 11 July 2002; Accepted: 13 March 2003; Published: 1 July 2003
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