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Between 1998 and 2014, recurrent mortality events were reported in the Dresser's subspecies of the common eider (Somateria mollissima dresseri) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, near Wellfleet Harbor.
"Their Latin name translates to 'she of the soft body," somateria mollissima," he says.
Spectacled eiders, Somateria fishcheri, occur in marine waters during most of the year and were listed as threatened by the USFWS in 1993 following a large decline in the western Alaska breeding population.
Yn eu plith roedd yr hwyaden fwythblu (Somateria mollissima; eider duck) - hon ydi'r un sydd 'i phlu meddal, esmwyth wedi rhoi'r cwrlid plu, yr 'eiderdown' i ni.
Isolation and characterization of a reovirus from common eiders (Somateria mollissima) from Finland.
For example, the Inuit people provided information about the winter ecology of eiders (Somateria mollistima sedentaria).
Ten polymorphic autosomal microsatellite loci for Eider duck Somateria mollissima and their cross-species applicability among waterfowl species (Anatidae).
Selection of blue mussels, Mytilus edulis, by common eiders, Somateria mollissima, by size in relation to shell content.
(2002) found significant correlations between renal Cd concentration and the stress response of female common eiders (Somateria mollissima borealis) during the incubating period, when they are reported to fast, whereas no effects were detected in prenesting females.
They developed an elaborate knowledge of the use of the skin and feathers of the eider duck (Somateria molissima), a large-sized species that does not migrate south but actually over-winters in Hudson Bay.
serrator Linnacus, red- I O breasted merganser Oxyura jamaicensis (Gmelin), I O ruddy duck Somateria spectabilis (Linnaeus), N R king eider Order Falconiformes (diurnal birds of prey) Family Accipitridae (kites, eagles, hawks, and allies) Accipiter cooperii (Bonaparte), I O Cooper's hawk A.
The best known case is the eider duck (Somateria), a large sea duck of the northern hemisphere; the female plucks the down (special soft feathers) from her breast to line the nest, and this down is used to fill the bedding quilts called eiderdowns, pillows, and anoraks (see volume 9, pages 102-105).
Using predator exclusion cages and simulated abiotic disturbance, I studied the direct and indirect effects of predation by Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima) on an intertidal mussel bed community in Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, Canada.
For the Eider (Somateria mollissima), Coulson (1984) supposed that "nesting under conditions where the cost of breeding is likely to diminish the number of future years in which breeding can be attempted is a strategy against which there would be strong selection pressure." Nonbreeding may be an important determinant of Lifetime Reproductive Success in several species (Scott 1988, Mills 1989, Newton 1989a, Wooller et al.