Modeling the relationship of Antarctic minke whales to major ocean boundaries
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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