Understanding Predators (Gulls) - Use of anthropogenic foods by glaucous gull in Northern Alaska

Glaucous Gulls (Larus hyperboreus) are one of the major predators on Alaska’s North Slope and benefit from human activity. As development for oil production continues, Glaucous Gull populations may grow, and it is important to understand how this will affect other wildlife. No detailed study of Glaucous Gull diet has been conducted in northern Alaska, so it is not known what species would be affected by increasing gull predation. In 2010, a study of Glaucous Gull diet on the North Slope was completed.

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ISO Topics biota
Primary Contact Emily Weiser
Other Contacts Robert.Suydam (Robert.Suydam@north-slope.org)
Primary Organization North Slope Borough
Other Organizations US Bureau of Land Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Organization Types Academic, Federal, Local
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 2007-01-01
Created February 23, 2016, 01:19 (AKST)
Last Updated September 28, 2022, 14:30 (AKDT)