Before Marine Ornithology: early publications on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels from the journal Cormorant are now available online

Before the journal Marine Ornithology took up its current name it was titled Cormorant for the years 1976 to 1989, during which period 17 issues were published by the African Seabird Group.  Articles in nearly all these issues are now newly available online as open-access downloadable PDFs by visiting the Marine Ornithology web site.

To help readers I list below some of the seemingly more significant articles on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels that appeared in Cormorant during the period 1976 to 1989.


Male Wandering Albatross and chick at Marion Island
Photograph by John Cooper

Bourne, W.R.P. 1977.  Albatrosses occurring off South Africa.  Cormorant 2: 7-10.

Brooke, R.K. 1981.  Modes of moult of flight feathers in albatrosses.  Cormorant 9: 13-18.

Brooke, R.K. & Furness, B.L. 1982.  Reversed modes of moult of flight feathers in the Blackbrowed Albatross Diomedea melanophrisCormorant 10: 27-30.

Brown, C.R. & Adams, N.J. 1984.  Female Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans raising a chick on its own at Marion Island.  Cormorant 12: 103-104.

Enticott, J.W. 1986.  The pelagic distribution of the Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophoraCormorant 13: 143-156.

Fraser, M.W., Ryan, P.G. & Watkins, B.P. 1988.  The seabirds of Inaccessible Island, South Atlantic Ocean.  Cormorant 16: 7-33.

Harrison, P. 1979.  Identification of Royal and Wandering Albatrosses.  Cormorant 6: 13-20.

Harrison, P. 1983. Laysan Albatross Diomedea immutabilis: new to the Indian Ocean.  Cormorant 11: 39-44.

La Cock, G. & Schneider, D.C. 1982.  Duration of ship following by Wandering Albatrosses Diomedea exulans.  Cormorant 10: 105-107.

Newton, I.P. & Fugler, S.R. 1989.  Notes on the winter-breeding Greatwinged Petrel Pterodroma macroptera and Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea at Marion Island.  Cormorant 17: 27-34.

Richardson, M.E. 1984.  Aspects of the ornithology of the Tristan da Cunha Group and Gough Island, 1972-1974.  Cormorant 12: 123-201.

Roux, J.-P. 1987.  Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca breeding in the Kerguelen Archipelago: a confirmation.  Cormorant 14: 50-51.

Shaughnessy, P.D. & Sinclair, J.C. 1979.  White phase Southern Giant Petrels in southern Africa.  Cormorant 7: 11-14.

Voisin, J.-F. 1988.  Breeding biology of the Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli and the Southern Giant Petrel M. giganteus at île de la Possession, îles Crozet, 1966-1980.  Cormorant 16: 65-97.

Click here to access a cumulative index for the first 15 volumes of Cormorant covering the years 1976 to 1987.

With thanks to Rob Barrett and Ben Saenz respectively for creating and posting the now-historical PDFs.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 4 September 2012


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