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Numbers of Buller's Mollymawks breeding at the Snares Islands

TitleNumbers of Buller's Mollymawks breeding at the Snares Islands
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsSagar, PM, Molloy, J, Tennyson, AJD
Type of Articlepaper
Keywordsalbatross, bycatch, Diomedea bulleri, population change

In March 1992, we counted Southern Buller's Mollymawks Diomedea b. bulleri breeding on the Snares Islands. A total of 7683 occupied nests was counted and a further 777 estimated, giving a total of 8460 breeding pairs. The number of occupied nests counted in 1992 is 78% higher than the number counted in 1969. Although more breeding pairs were present in 1992 than in 1969, with only two counts 23 years apart, it is not possible to determine the current population trend in relation to fisheries activities.

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