Accession Number : ADA531327


Title :   Climate Change and Baleen Whale Trophic Cascades in Greenland


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Laidre, Kristin L ; Heide-Jorgensen, Mads P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a531327.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The primary goal of this study is to examine and contrast the foraging strategies of two baleen whale species in West Greenland. We use a multidisciplinary approach by combining observations of movements, foraging ecology and phenology collected by satellite and archival telemetry with intensive and localized in situ sampling of ocean conditions and prey availability. These baseline trophic relationships are quantified using spatial and bioenergetic models.


Descriptors :   *FEEDING , *WHALES , ECOSYSTEMS , FOOD CHAINS , GREENLAND , PLANKTON , CLIMATE , TRACKING


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE