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  • noun Plural form of alcid.

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Examples

  • How alcids locate areas for foraging is not well understood.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Piscivorous alcids (murres, razorbills, puffins, guillemots, murrelets) feed further up the food chain, as they consume bait fish.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Perhaps the most significant of these is that commercial fisheries can lead to dramatic reductions in the amount of fish available for alcids to eat, as many of the species consumed by alcids are also important commercial fisheries (e.g. capelin, herring, sand lance).

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • The planktivorous alcids (auklets, dovekies, murrelets) participate in a relatively short food chain, as krill feed directly on phytoplankton.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Additionally, alcids become prey for other marine animals.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • In addition to these direct effects, commercial fishing can affect alcids indirectly in many ways.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Commercial fishing has direct and indirect effects on alcids.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Climate change causes contrasting trends in reproductive performance of planktivorous and piscivorous alcids.

    Future change in processes and impacts on Arctic biota

  • All alcids use their wings to propel themselves on underwater dives in pursuit of food.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Because of the difficulty in tracking birds in the open ocean, much remains to be discovered about the locations and behaviors of alcids in the non-breeding season.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

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