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1:45pm - Conference Line Opens
2:00pm - Welcome, Agenda Review
2:05pm - LEO Observation Review and Discussion
2:45pm - Presentation
Alaska's Ocean Sentinals: Seabirds as Ecosystem Indicators
Hillary Burgess, Science Coordinator with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST)
Robb Kaler, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Seabirds are indicators of the marine ecosystem and since 2015, seabird die-offs have occurred annually in Alaska due to starvation. Tracking these events in Alaska, with its vast coastline is a daunting effort and federal, state, tribal partners, and local communities are crucial to this effort. The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team works in partnership with organizations and communities to monitor marine bird mortality throughout Alaska and in Washington, Oregon and California. The state of Alaska has witnessed several mass die-offs of seabirds in the past several years, and in this presentation we will share results of monitoring efforts and put these into the context of long-term trends and other ecological conditions.
Thank you LEO Network members for joining us in the February webinar.