Snow petrel stomach-oil deposits as a new biological archive of Antarctic sea ice
Where snow petrels forage is predominantly a function of sea ice. They spit stomach oil in defence, and accumulated deposits at nesting sites are providing new opportunities to reconstruct their diet, and, in turn, the sea-ice environment over past millennia.
Authors: McClymont, Erin L., Bentley, M.J., Hodgson, D.A. ORCID record for D.A. Hodgson, Spencer-Jones, C.L., Wardley, T., West, M.D., Croudace, I.W., Berg, S., Grocke, D.R., Kuhn, G., Jamieson, S.S.R., Sime, L.C. ORCID record for L.C. Sime, Phillips, R.A.