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Foraging ecology

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How much fish does it take to keep a salmon shark warm?

With a body reminiscent of its larger cousin the great white, the salmon shark chases its namesake in the cold waters of the northern Pacific – but how does it keep warm in these frigid temperatures? This week we’ll look at how much fish it takes to keep a salmon shark going. Tyler PlumI’m a […]

Ecology of Fear: Current Implications of Orca Presence on Narwhal Behavior and Future Trends

The ecology of fear is a hypothesis that predators drive habitat use and behavior in prey species. In the Arctic, the orca drives behavioral changes in a variety of species including narwhals. Analyzing a narwhal population in a Fjord in Greenland researchers were able to look at how fear drives narwhal behavior. Article Breed, Greg […]

The Antarctic minke whale foraging strategy

Filter feeding whales face a body size and feeding strategy trade-off in foraging efficiency. Researchers from the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University studied the foraging strategy of one of the smallest filter feeding whales, the Antarctic minke whale. Lis HendersonI am studying for my doctoral degree at the Stony Brook University School of […]

Manta ray movement and motivations

Everyone loves manta rays, but how much do we actually know about their basic ecology? Virginia SchutteI just finished my graduate education in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology in August 2014. My dissertation is all about the creatures that make the habitat for an […]

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