Increase of gannets ( Morus serrator ) at Muriwai, Auckland
|Title||Increase of gannets ( Morus serrator ) at Muriwai, Auckland|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||Australasian gannet, Muriwai, New Zealand, population increase|
The growth of New Zealand's second mainland Australasian gannet (Morus serrator) colony at Muriwai, north west Auckland is described from counts between 1975 and 1998. The colonies on Motutara Island, and the southern and northern colonies on Otakamiro Point have increased from 28 pairs in 1975 to 1393 pairs in 1998. The potential for future colony expansion on the northern cliff face, where human disturbance is highest, is discussed.