Inter-colonial and regional variation among various populations of Masked Boobies (Sula dactylatra)

Tagging and measuring Masked Booby chick in the Swains Reefs Marine Park, Great Barrier Reef with Julia Sommerfeld.
Tagging and measuring Masked Booby chick in the Swains Reefs Marine Park, Great Barrier Reef with Julia Sommerfeld.

Dr Julia Sommerfeld, (previously of University of Tasmania) conducted research on foraging ecology of Masked Boobies (Sula dactylatra tasmanii) breeding on Phillip Island (Norfolk Island Group) in the southwestern Pacific.

We will combine tracking data of the same species in the Great Barrier Reef to understand inter-colonial variation with multiple global populations in different climatic zones.