Antarctic prion


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Antarctic prion

n
(Animals) another name for dove prion
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Interannual variation in the breeding biology of the Antarctic prion Pachyptila desolata at Bird Island, South Georgia.
Tens of millions of birds nest on the island each year, including four species of penguin, four species of albatross and some 22 million pairs of Antarctic prions.
More-recent trials have shown that Antarctic prions can detect DMS at concentrations that they'd encounter while flying over the ocean, Nevitt and Bonadonna report in the July Biology Letters.

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