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  • noun Plural form of murrelet.


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  • Species that depend on big stands of old growth, such as marbled murrelets and spotted owls, would have much less room to roam.

    unknown title 2009

  • The planktivorous alcids (auklets, dovekies, murrelets) participate in a relatively short food chain, as krill feed directly on phytoplankton.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems 2009

  • Piscivorous alcids (murres, razorbills, puffins, guillemots, murrelets) feed further up the food chain, as they consume bait fish.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems 2009

  • Alcidae is the name for a family of marine birds that includes murres, razorbills, dovekies, puffins, guillemots, auklets, and murrelets.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems 2009

  • Some of the highest nesting concentrations of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in North America occur in southeast Alaska, Prince William Sound, and the Kodiak Archipelago.

    Northern Pacific coastal forests 2008

  • Logging and road building remain significant threats to mature forest habitat and to some species such as marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus), cavity nesters and raptors.

    Queen Charlotte Islands 2008

  • Many seabirds are prevalent, including marbled murrelets, and several species of cormorants, gulls, mures, petrels and puffins.

    Marine West Coast Forests ecoregion (CEC) 2008

  • Marbled murrelets and other old growth specialist species continue to be threatened through deforestation and subsequent ecological changes in remaining habitats.

    Northern California coastal forests 2008

  • Native to islands of the North Atlantic, it might have escaped total eradication by humans if not for the fact that, unlike puffins and murrelets, the great auk was flightless.

    The Song of The Dodo David Quammen 2004

  • The great auk, now extinct, was an overgrown member of the same sea bird family that includes puffins and murrelets.

    The Song of The Dodo David Quammen 2004


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