Bulwer’s petrel Bulweria bulwerii has a wide distribution, encompassing subtropical and tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In NE Atlantic, they nest in the Azores, Madeira, Canaries and Cape Verde islands. At Selvagens and particularly at Desertas they are extremely abundant, but little is known on their ecology.
As far as it is known, Bulwer’s petrels feed mostly on mesopelagic fish (particularly sternoptychids and myctophids) and squid, but no detailed studies have been carried out in the Atlantic. Their foraging and migratory movements are completely unknown.
Taking advantage of recent technological developments, this project aims to carry out the first detailed ecological study (with an emphasis on foraging ecology) of this species.
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