Aerial census of Cape Cormorants and Cape Fur Seals at Baía dos Tigres, Angola

Authors

  • JM Mendelsohn Research and Information Services of Namibia
  • L Haraes Bushskies Namibia

Keywords:

aerial census, Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus, Baía dos Tigres, Cape cormorant, Cape fur seal, Phalacrocorax capensis

Abstract

A total of 250,786 Cape Cormorants, of which 16,038 were individuals on nests in 349 colonies, and 15,831 Cape Fur Seals were counted during a complete aerial photographic census of the island of Tigres and part of the adjacent coast in Angola in March 2017. Such a concentration of birds and seals and the large number of breeding Cape Cormorants highlights the need to protect Tigres and its rich surrounding waters.

Published

2018-08-14

Issue

Section

Section A: Research articles