Whisker growth dynamics in two North Pacific pinnipeds: implications for determining foraging ecology from stable isotope analysis
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Marine Ecology Progress Series
Stable isotope analysis (SIA) of whiskers is increasingly used to investigate the foraging ecology of pinnipeds. An understanding of whisker growth dynamics is lacking for most...
Keywords: Foraging behavior, Growth rate, Otariid, Phocid, Vibrissae
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Ecology and Evolution
Intraspecific variability in foraging behavior has been documented across a range of taxonomic groups, yet the energetic consequences of this variation are not well understood for...