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Title: Metabolic Rate of Laysan Albatross and Bonin Petrel Chicks on Midway Atoll
Authors: Grant, Gilbert S.
Whittow, G Causey
Issue Date: Apr-1984
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Grant GS, Whittow GC. 1984. Metabolic rate of Laysan albatross and Bonin petrel chicks on Midway Atoll. Pac Sci 38(2): 170-176.
Abstract: The resting metabolic rates of Laysan albatross and Bonin petrel
chicks of known age were measured on Midway Atoll in the North Pacific
Ocean. The mass-specific metabolism peaked at hatching and then declined to
adult levels in Laysan albatross nestlings. The mass specific metabolism of
hatchling Bonin petrels was similar to that of adults, but it tripled shortly after
hatching. Fasting and feeding episodes affected day-to-day changes in petrel
chick metabolism.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 38, Number 2, 1984

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