Ecology of Cetaceans in Zones of Mixing of Cold (Kurile-Kamchatka) and Warm (Kuroshio) Currents (Usloviya Sushchestvovaniya Kitoobrazhykh v Zonakh Smesheniya Kholognogo (Kurilo-Kamchatskogo i Teplogo (Kuroshio) Techenii),
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Distribution of water masses, plankton and fishes is analyzed to determine locations of grazing grounds for whales. Against this background, the distribution of whales in various years and seasons of the year is discussed. The formation of pods, their sizes, compositions, feeding habits, and migrations are outlined, singling out the species that inhabit given areas permanently or temporarily.
- Biological Oceanography