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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (5): jeb194985.
Published: 04 March 2019
... endangered Hawaiian monk seal ( Neomonachus schauinslandi , n =7) through controlled feeding trials. Seals were fed multiple prey types (e.g. night smelt, capelin, squid and herring) that varied in size and shape to examine behavioral flexibility in feeding. Hawaiian monk seals primarily used suction feeding...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (20): 3229–3240.
Published: 01 October 2015
... performance of five Steller sea lions ( Eumetopias jubatus ) and six northern fur seals ( Callorhinus ursinus ). We tested the hypotheses that both species use suction as their primary feeding mode, and that rapid jaw opening was related to suction generation. Steller sea lions used suction as their primary...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (22): 3925–3936.
Published: 15 November 2012
... to decline through ontogeny. To test for such trends, we measured pressure differentials and adhesive suction forces generated by the pelvic sucker across wide size ranges in six goby species, including climbing and non-climbing taxa. Suction was achieved via two distinct growth strategies: (1) small...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (24): 3939–3950.
Published: 15 December 2009
... were recognized in all odontocetes: (I) preparatory, (II) jaw opening, (III) gular depression, and (IV) jaw closing. Belugas relied on a feeding mode that was composed of discrete ram and suction components. Pacific white-sided dolphins fed using ram, with some suction for compensation or manipulation...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (1): 116–125.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Sam Van Wassenbergh; Tim Lieben; Anthony Herrel; Frank Huysentruyt; Tom Geerinckx; Dominique Adriaens; Peter Aerts SUMMARY Food scraping has independently evolved twice from suction feeding in the evolution of catfishes: within neotropical Loricarioidea and paleotropical Mochokidae. To gain insight...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (1): 107–117.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Timothy E. Higham SUMMARY Locomotion is an integral aspect of the prey capture strategy of almost every predatory animal. For fishes that employ suction to draw prey into their mouths, locomotor movements are vital for the correct positioning of the mouth relative to the prey item. Despite this...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (19): 3721–3730.
Published: 01 October 2005
...Brian Bloodworth; Christopher D. Marshall SUMMARY The feeding kinematics of dwarf and pygmy sperm whales ( Kogia sima and K. breviceps ) and bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus were characterized and compared incorporating the Ram-Suction Index (RSI). Mean RSI data support a suction feeding...
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J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (10): 1495–1506.
Published: 15 May 2002
... forward thrust of the head and suction of the prey, are unique among turtles and comparable with those of aquatic salamanders and certain fishes (unidirectional feeders, in contrast to Chelus fimbriatus ). The expandability of the pharynx and the anterior half of the oesophagus enables a specific type of...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 161 (1): 151–169.
Published: 01 November 1991
... for a suction mechanism. Leaks disrupt the attachment of limpets. Thus, for at least an hour after they have been moving, suction appears to be the primary attachment mechanism of limpets. Limpets using suction often have tenacities greater than 0.1MN m − 2, which corresponds to pressures under the...