Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 14, 1483–1490, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1483-2018

Special issue: Developments in the science and history of tides (OS/ACP/HGSS/NPG/SE...

Ocean Sci., 14, 1483–1490, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1483-2018

Research article 29 Nov 2018

Research article | 29 Nov 2018

What can seabirds tell us about the tide?

Matthew Cooper et al.

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This paper describes a feasibility study carried out to determine if information gathered for one discipline could be repurposed to provide insight in another. Data gathered during a study of bird distribution were used to investigate whether these same data could be used to measure tidal current velocities and direction. The paper concludes that there is potential to use GPS-tagged birds as drifters of opportunity and that interdisciplinary sharing of data can provide additional insight.