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dc.contributor.authorByrkjedal, Ingvar
dc.contributor.authorLanghelle, Gunnar
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-19T10:46:14Z
dc.date.available2020-08-19T10:46:14Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.PublishedByrkjedal I, Langhelle G. Selective feeding on jellyfish organs by northern fulmars Fulmarus glacialis. Ornis Norvegica. 2019;42:15-18eng
dc.identifier.issn1892-9737
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1956/23856
dc.description.abstractSeveral marine animals prey extensively on jellyfish in spite of the low energy contents of this type of prey. Northern Fulmars Fulmarus glacialis observed in the Barents Sea feeding on medusae of lion’s mane jellies Cyanea capillata fed from the underside of the jellyfish, eagerly ingesting gonadal tissue as well as oral arms and tentacles, while the gelatinous tissue of the umbrella apparently was neglected by the birds. Gonads, arms and tentacles have about five times higher energetic contents than the tissue of the bell, approaching that of some species of fish. Aggressive defence of their prey and a continued feeding on jellyfish in the presence of discarded fish offal indicated jellyfish to be more than a second choice food for Northern Fulmars. The observations clearly showed that the Fulmars did not primarily feed on organisms associated with jellyfish. Their abundance and slow swimming make jellyfish an easily available prey. Scyphozoan cnidarians may be more important to pelagic seabirds than generally thought.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherNorsk Ornitologisk Foreningeng
dc.titleSelective feeding on jellyfish organs by northern fulmars Fulmarus glacialiseng
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.date.updated2020-01-10T11:59:56Z
dc.description.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.15845/on.v42i0.1493
dc.identifier.cristin1715257
dc.source.journalOrnis Norvegica


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