MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER | August 2017 (Issue 16)
Harbor seals prey on salmon smolts
Biologging tags reveal specialist-feeding behaviors by seals that have implications for conservation of salmon
How fat is that sea lion?
Estimating the body condition of Steller sea lions may be as simple as pushing a button
Steller sea lions as power generators
High school student finds heat given off by Steller sea lions can be used to recharge data loggers
21st Annual meeting of the Northwest Student Chapter of Marine Mammalogy
Nearly 60 people from BC, Washington and Oregon came to discuss their marine mammal research and latest findings
7 new publications…
Energy expenditure & reproductive success of fur seals, physiological constraints faced by Steller sea lions, reconstructing swimming paths of seals, Dynamic Body Acceleration to estimate cost of swimming, and determining prey encounter rates.
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Counting flipper strokes to estimate numbers of calories burned