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any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts

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Responding to MoreLab's request, Lynch, perhaps inspired by his own massive, volumetric, forms, and his collaborative teaching methods, proposed: "Designing Ecology: Ano Nuevo Island, an interdisciplinary ceramic course where students would work with the naturalists to solve real world, off-site problems, prototyping, designing and building nest modules to save the habitat and the lives of Rhinoceros Auklets." The Rhinoceros Auklet spends its entire life at sea.
Below the description are paintings of the auklet as a juvenile, a nonbreeding adult, and a breeding adult, when both sexes grow wispy, white plumes above their eyes and across their cheeks, and a stubby horn sprouts from their bill.
Rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca moncerata) nestling diet may gauge Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) recruitment.
Gull predation is also heavier during the full moon phase for Cassin's Auklets Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Nelson, 1989).
The book could serve as beach reading too; marine birds such as the albatross and rhinoceros auklet put in appearances.
But the alcidine family of birds, such as the rhinoceros auklet, that inhabit in rocks, are difficult to find.
In Ydenberg et al.'s (1995) study, late-hatched Rhinoceros Auklet chicks remained in the nest as long as early chicks, but departed at lower mass.
tirangularis, on intact eggs of Cassin's Auklet (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) and the larger Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) on Triangle Island, British Columbia (also see Drever and others 2000).
columba Auklet (unidentified) * 171 111 Least Auklet Aethia 84 83% 55 pusilla Crested Auklet A.
Planktivorous auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus responses to ocean climate, 2005: Unusual atmospheric blocking?
Crested auklets suffered similarly with their crests taped down, but adding an artificial crest to the naturally unadorned least auklet, which also nests on the islands but in more open areas, didn't help these birds avoid bumps.
Other seabirds breeding there include Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Brandt's Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin's Auklet, Pigeon Guillemot Western Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull and Black Oystercatcher.
The feathers of the crested auklet, for example, smell like tangerines, Hagelin says.
One pleasant surprise is the first-time discovery of the nesting site of another small seabird, the Cassin's Auklet, on the island.