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Iron-rich habitat of Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) colony, Troynoy, North of Taimyr, Russia

Iron-rich habitat of Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) colony, Troynoy, North of Taimyr, Russia

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Uploaded 10 Jun 2013 by Peter Prokosch
The ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea) is a high arctic species that frequents ice-filled waters throughout the year. Scattered colonies occur in Arctic Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, on islands in the Kara Sea and on Severnaya Zemlya. At sea, the ivory gull is a surface-feeder, foraging primarily on small fish, such as polar cod, and macro-zooplankton, such as amphipods and euphausiids. Ivory gulls are also scavengers of marine mammals killed by polar bears or other predators. ...
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