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Title: Foraging of the Western Gull, Larus occidentalis and its impact on the chiton Nuttalina californica
Student Author(s): Moore, Michael Matthew Jr.
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, Robin
Pages: 11
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: In a study of contents of the western gulls' regurgitation pellets, Pollicipes polymerus, the gooseneck barnacle, was shown to be the most abundant material. The chiton Nuttalina californica was also found to occur in the pellets in relatively high frequency, indicating that the western gull is a major predator on Nuttalina, perhaps taking 15% of the population around the study site per breeding season.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 51-53