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Modeling the relationship of Antarctic minke whales to major ocean boundaries

Ainley, David G.; Jongsomjit, Dennis; Ballard, Grant; Thiele, Deborah; Fraser, William R.; Tynan, Cynthia T.

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The population size of Antarctic minke whales Balaenoptera bonaerensis has been changing simultaneously with profound changes in the physics, i. e., mesopredator habitat features, of the Southern Ocean. Although the two trends may not be related, distinguishing among the factors responsible requires a better understanding of minke whale habitat preferences. For the first time at a large geographic scale, i. e., between 140° E and 35° W, we use data not constrained by vessels needing to avoid...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/62588
Source: Polar Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s00300-011-1075-1

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