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Feeding ecology of adult Terns in the Belgian Part of the North sea [Voedingsecologie adulte Sternen in het Belgisch Deel van de Noordzee]
Data Institute for Nature Conservation
Contact: Stienen, Eric

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Availability: Unrestricted after moratorium period
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Dataset on diet composition (species composition and fish length) of Sandwich tern adults in the outer harbour of Zeebruges, Belgium.

Biology, Biology > Birds, Coastal studies (e.g. shores, estuaries)
Marine/Coastal, Terrestrial, 20th century, Birds, Birds (marine), Chlamys, Diets, Food, Otoliths, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge, Ammodytidae Bonaparte, 1835, Nereidae [auctt.], Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758), Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Belgium, Brugge, Zeebrugge [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
May 2002
May 2003
June 2003
May 2004
June 2004

Taxonomic coverage
Ammodytidae Bonaparte, 1835 [WoRMS]
Nereidae [auctt.] [WoRMS]
Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Sterna sandvicensis Latham, 1787 [WoRMS]

Diet composition Methodology
Diet composition: Analysis faeces
Gathering of faeces in surroundings of 20 nests right before hatchin of eggs. Lab analysis: faeces are washed and food remains are seperated and analysed under binocular. Length of fish otoliths are identified and measured under microscope to a precision of 0,01 mm.

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), moretaxonomic identifier
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek; Afdeling Biodiversiteit en Natuurlijk Milieu; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteemdiversiteit, moredata creatordata managertaxonomic identifier
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Feeding ecology of Terns in the Belgian Part of the North sea, more
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more

TROPHOS: Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea, more

Based on this dataset
Stienen, E.W.M. et al. (2005). Reflections of a specialist: patterns in food provisioning and foraging conditions in Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis, in: Stienen, E.W.M. Living with gulls: trading off food and predation in the Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis. Alterra Scientific Contributions, 15: pp. 15-37, more
Stienen, E.W.M. et al. (2000). Reflections of a specialist: patterns in food provisioning and foraging conditions in Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis. Ardea 88(1): 33-49, more
Used in this dataset
Leopold, M.F. et al. (2001). Otoliths of North Sea fish [CD-ROM]: fish identification key by means of otoliths and other hard parts. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI): Amsterdam. ISBN 90-75000-22-7. 1 cd-rom pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Release date: 2004-08-11
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2016-08-08
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