MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER February 2014 (Issue 9)
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DNA diets, fur seal thermometers, seismic testing on bowhead whales, forage fish energy densities, and energy hungry white-sided dolphins. Check out our latest peer reviewed publications….[more]
MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH – WHAT’S NEW?
Northern fur seals in Alaska’s remote Pribilof Islands are vulnerable to changes in ocean currents. A new Consortium study mapped the foraging patterns of female fur seals and found new insights into how ocean currents can affect the success of a foraging trip. January 6, 2014. See full story >
Calculating the limits of diving
Open water research provides clues to behavior in wild populations
Basic research into Steller sea lion physiology can help to answer important questions in the field. A recent Consortium study offers new insights into the physiological limits of diving, and could help researchers to better understand the behavior of sea lions in the wild. November 25, 2013. See full story >