Site fidelity increases reproductive success by increasing foraging efficiency in a marine predator

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Authors: Ginger A Rebstock, Briana Abrams, P. Dee Boersma
Journal: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arac052

Seabirds must find food efficiently in the dynamic ocean environment to succeed at raising chicks. In theory, site familiarity, gained by prior experience in a place, should increase foraging efficiency when prey is predictable, and translate into increased reproductive success, though this is difficult to test empirically…

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