Lariann Baretta's scientific contributions

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We compared the number of cetaceans seen during surveys of seabird distribution in the vicinity of the Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea, during two periods, 1975-78 (3867 km surveyed) and 1987-89 (6101 km surveyed). During the 1980s, we saw increased numbers of fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) (0 to 66 individuals), minke whales (B. acutorostrata) (3...

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... The dramatic increase in planktivores in 1987-1988 was driven primarily by changes in abundance of short-tailed shearwaters, fork-tailed storm-petrels and red phalaropes, none of which breed at the Pribilof Islands. We also observed high numbers of shearwaters in 1989 (Hunt et al., 1996), as abundance of baleen whales near the Pribilof Islands in the late 1980s was significantly higher than in years prior (Baretta and Hunt, 1994;G.L. Hunt, personal observations). During the late 1980s, shearwaters and thick-billed murres were observed foraging on large aggregations of euphausiids, some of which were also attended by whales (Coyle et al., 1992;Baretta and Hunt, 1994;Hunt et al., 1996). ...