Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Seabirds

Our seabird research focuses on foraging and breeding ecology, seabird–fisheries interactions, and seabirds as important components of marine ecosystems. Projects include assessing seabird diet and productivity in Puget Sound and the California Current, contaminant levels in seabirds and their fish prey, factors influencing avian predation on Pacific salmon, and seabird bycatch in West coast groundfish fisheries.