Alaska Science Center
Data on the pelagic distribution and abundance of seabirds are critical for understanding the basic ecology of marine birds, monitoring population trends, assessing impacts of human activities, identifying critical marine habitats, and educating the public about seabird conservation. To address these needs, the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have undertaken the task of consolidating and providing comprehensive geographic data on the pelagic distribution of seabirds in Alaska and the North Pacific.
The North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD) v1.0, collected data from researchers in Canada, Russia, and the U.S. (1973-2003). Currently we are working on version 2.0 of the NPPSD which should be available later in 2013. The new version includes data from 1973-2013.
John Piatt (USGS), email@example.com
Gary Drew (USGS), firstname.lastname@example.org