Determining important marine areas used by European shag breeding on the Isle of May that might merit consideration as additional SPAs 2015
The European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), a medium-sized member of the cormorant family, breeds around much of the UK. This species, as with others that feed inshore, has not been adequately surveyed in all areas using this method, so alternative approaches are required. It is considered to be migratory and thereby SPAs should be identified for it. To date, 13 breeding colony SPAs have been classified for the species, none of which has a marine component.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2015·06·01
Daunt, F., Bogdanova, M., McDonald, C. & Wanless, S. (2015) Determining important marine areas used by European shag breeding on the Isle of May that might merit consideration as additional SPAs, JNCC Report No. 556, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.
This report presents analyses of location data collected from adult European shags, breeding on the Isle of May, Scotland, from 1987-2010 using animal borne instrumentation.
Communications, JNCC publisher
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2019·09·02
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