Seabird Species Caught in Seines

These species have all been recorded as caught in seines (International Standard Classification of Fishing Gears codes 01-02.9). Almost all are divers, except the gulls and frigatebird, although most are not deep divers. Of the 28 species, nine (about one-third) are plunge divers. The penguins are two of the more-northerly breeding species of penguins, both from South America.

If you are interested in more details about bycatch in any of these species, go to the map tool, choose "Explore by Species," select the species (probably easiest in the "Common name" drop-down box), submit the query, and get a comprehensive report for your species of interest. The report will list all of the references regarding bycatch in the "Gear Interaction References" section.

Ducks (Anseriformes)

Common Scoter Melanitta nigra

Penguins (Sphenisciformes)

Magellanic Penguin Spheniscus magellanicus
Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti

Tubenoses (Procellariiformes)

Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis
Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea
Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus
Flesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipes
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus
Peruvian Diving Petrel Pelecanoides garnotii

Pelicans (Pelecaniformes)

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
Peruvian Pelican Pelecanus thagus

Frigatebirds and Boobies (Suliformes)

Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
Peruvian Booby Sula variegata
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Guanay Cormorant Leucocarbo bougainvillii

Gulls (Charadriiformes)

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Alcids (Charadriiformes)

Common Murre Uria aalge
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
Cassin's Auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus
Rhinoceros Auklet Cerorhinca monocerata