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
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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE