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Any of various small auks of the genus Aethia and related genera of northern Pacific coasts and waters.


(Animals) any of various small auks of the genera Aethia and Ptychoramphus


(ˈɔk lɪt)

any of several small auks of N Pacific coasts, as Aethia cristatella, having a crest of recurved plumes.
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Noun1.auklet - any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coastsauklet - any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
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European colonizers may not have fared so well, at least initially, but auklets have thrived there, along with a variety of other marine birds flying about its airspace as we approach.
42) Substantial variation in assimilation of radioactively labeled wax esters due to age was found in least auklets (Aethia pusilla), with values as high as 99% in chicks but as little as 40% in adults.
Environmental control of breeding success of rhinoceros auklets at Triangle Island, British Columbia.
ABSTRACT--Eleven after-second-year Cassin's Auklets (Ptychoramphus aleuticus), 10 of them females (91%), were killed when they collided with the lighthouse at Pine Island, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, in April (3 birds) and May (2 birds) 1976, and April 1977 (6 birds).
Seabirds called Cassin's auklets starved this winter off Washington and Oregon.
Gull predation is also heavier during the full moon phase for Cassin's Auklets Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Nelson, 1989).
The effect of the 1997-1998 El Nino on rhinoceros auklets on Protection Island, Washington.
Byrd was recognized for his work to protect marine species of coastal Alaska, such as auklets, puffins, storm petrels and other seabirds.
Differences in prey selection and behavior during self-feeding and chick provisioning in rhinoceros auklets.
Crested and whiskered auklets nest in hollows on rocky islands in the remote northern Pacific Ocean.
Eighty percent of the global breeding population of Cassin's auklets is found in the PNCIMA, as well as 56% of the global breeding population of rhinoceros auklets and 74% of the global breeding population of ancient murrelets.
We know that the auklets eat krill," he says, "and they eat a lot of it"--as much as 80 percent of their diet.