Metabolic Rate of Laysan Albatross and Bonin Petrel Chicks on Midway Atoll

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1984-04
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Grant, Gilbert S.
Whittow, G Causey
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University of Hawai'i Press
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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.
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Grant GS, Whittow GC. 1984. Metabolic rate of Laysan albatross and Bonin petrel chicks on Midway Atoll. Pac Sci 38(2): 170-176.
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