Faculty Advisor

Peter Hodum

Area of Study

Science and Mathematics

Publication Date

Summer 2022


Marbled murrelets (MAMUs; Brachyramphus marmoratus), a small seabird from the Alcidae family, are currently listed as an endangered species in Washington, Oregon and California. MAMU marine habitat use is still largely undescribed in the South Puget Sound area. Using binoculars, a laser rangefinder, and a compass, I conducted 4-hour shore-based surveys, gathering data on the foraging habits of MAMU at the possible foraging hotspot called Browns Point Lighthouse.


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