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.

 

 

 Collaboration with Dr Julia Sommerfeld, from University of Tasmania in ecology of Masked Boobies (Sula dactylatra tasmanii) breeding on Phillip Island (Norfolk Island Group) in the southwestern Pacific. As I track the same species in the Great Barrier Reef we will compare data from our tracking studies to determine inter-colonial differences among populations in different climatic zones.