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Keywords: blue whale
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Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (1): 131–146.
Published: 01 January 2011
... this cost, rorquals exhibit high rates of lipid deposition and extremely large maximum body size. To address this paradox, we integrated kinematic data from digital tags with unsteady hydrodynamic models to estimate the energy budget for lunges and foraging dives of blue whales ( Balaenoptera musculus...
Includes: Supplementary data
Journal Articles
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (12): 1747–1753.
Published: 15 June 2002
...A. Acevedo-Gutiérrez; D. A. Croll; B. R. Tershy SUMMARY Large body size usually extends dive duration in air-breathing vertebrates. However, the two largest predators on earth, the blue whale ( Balaenoptera musculus ) and the fin whale ( B. physalus ), perform short dives for their size. Here, we...