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  • noun Plural form of murrelet.


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  • Species that depend on big stands of old growth, such as marbled murrelets and spotted owls, would have much less room to roam.


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

    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

  • Alcidae is the name for a family of marine birds that includes murres, razorbills, dovekies, puffins, guillemots, auklets, and murrelets.

    Alcids in marine ecosystems

  • Some of the highest nesting concentrations of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in North America occur in southeast Alaska, Prince William Sound, and the Kodiak Archipelago.

    Northern Pacific coastal forests

  • Logging and road building remain significant threats to mature forest habitat and to some species such as marbled murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus), cavity nesters and raptors.

    Queen Charlotte Islands

  • Many seabirds are prevalent, including marbled murrelets, and several species of cormorants, gulls, mures, petrels and puffins.

    Marine West Coast Forests ecoregion (CEC)

  • Marbled murrelets and other old growth specialist species continue to be threatened through deforestation and subsequent ecological changes in remaining habitats.

    Northern California coastal forests

  • Native to islands of the North Atlantic, it might have escaped total eradication by humans if not for the fact that, unlike puffins and murrelets, the great auk was flightless.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The great auk, now extinct, was an overgrown member of the same sea bird family that includes puffins and murrelets.

    The Song of The Dodo


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