The Procellariiformes (e.g. albatrosses, petrels, diving petrels, shearwaters, etc.) are an order of highly pelagic seabirds, which come to land only to breed and rear offspring. As extremely mobile apex predators, procellariiform seabirds are invaluable bellwethers of ocean health and biological integrators of oceanic resources. A major challenge these organisms face is locating food on a visually-featureless landscape. It has been demonstrated that these species use visual, olfactory, and social cues to find food on the open ocean. Furthering this work, I am studying the intersection of foraging and sensory ecology to examine a) the role seabirds play in their marine communities by transporting nutrients and b) the role sensory cues may play for procellariiforms that consume marine plastic debris. I hope you enjoy my website!