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dc.contributor.authorEerkes-Medrano, Dafne
dc.contributor.authorAldridge, David
dc.contributor.authorBlix, Arnoldus S
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-25T07:10:42Z
dc.date.available2021-10-25T07:10:42Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.date.submitted2021-05-10
dc.identifier.issn2045-7758
dc.identifier.otherece38224
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329844
dc.description.abstractIsotopic analyses of the incrementally growing baleen in Mysticeti have been used to learn about their feeding and movement patterns. Using methods previously applied to Pacific minke whales, stable δ15N and δ13C isotope values were measured along the baleen plates of male and female minke whales from two locations in the Northeast Atlantic. The sample sizes used in this study are comparable to those previously used in the literature, and, although limited in size, the evidence suggests differences in isotopic signatures between whales caught at different locations. Both the δ15N and δ13C data suggest whales at the higher latitude site of Svalbard have a narrower diet than the whales from Lofoten/Vesterålen in Norway. Across all whales, the δ15N data indicate the whales primarily prey on fish for much of the year, only switching to zooplankton during the spring bloom. The δ13C data fail to confirm whether the whales migrate over long distances.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectRESEARCH ARTICLE
dc.subjectRESEARCH ARTICLES
dc.subjectbaleen
dc.subjectdiet
dc.subjectmigration
dc.subjectminke whale
dc.subjectstable isotopes
dc.titleNorth Atlantic minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) feeding habits and migrations evaluated by stable isotope analysis of baleen.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-10-25T07:10:42Z
prism.publicationNameEcol Evol
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77289
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-09
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1002/ece3.8224
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidEerkes-Medrano, Dafne [0000-0001-6778-1241]
dc.contributor.orcidAldridge, David [0000-0001-9067-8592]
dc.identifier.eissn2045-7758
cam.issuedOnline2021-10-24


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