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23rd Annual BC Symposium, Saturday November 28, 2015, 9:30am – 17:30pm
Marine Mammal Research News:
Nothing but ice all summer long
Bowhead whale researchers had contingency plans for everything that might go wrong while in the field. However, they never anticipated being shut down by sea ice in summer! <see full story>
Sea lions give up earlier when prey are scarce
Researchers find that sea lions faced with reduced prey availability forage less efficiently and therefore have greater difficulty meeting daily energy requirements. <see full story>
Low prey abundance leads to less efficient foraging behaviour in Steller sea lions.
Goundie, E.T., D. A. S. Rosen and A.W. Trites. 2015.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 470:70-77.
Evidence of partial deferment of digestion during diving in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus).
Rosen, D.A.S., C.D. Gerlinsky and A.W. Trites. 2015.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 469:93-97.