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Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants

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Why whales are big but not bigger : Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants. / Goldbogen, J. A.; Cade, D. E.; Wisniewska, D. M.; Potvin, J.; Segre, P. S.; Savoca, M. S.; Hazen, E. L.; Czapanskiy, M. F.; Kahane-Rapport, S. R.; DeRuiter, S. L.; Gero, S.; Tønnesen, P.; Gough, W. T.; Hanson, M. B.; Holt, M. M.; Jensen, F. H.; Simon, M.; Stimpert, A. K.; Arranz, P.; Johnston, D. W.; Nowacek, D. P.; Parks, S. E.; Visser, F.; Friedlaender, A. S.; Tyack, P. L.; Madsen, P. T.; Pyenson, N. D.

In: Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 366, No. 6471, 12.2019, p. 1367-1372.

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Harvard

Goldbogen, JA, Cade, DE, Wisniewska, DM, Potvin, J, Segre, PS, Savoca, MS, Hazen, EL, Czapanskiy, MF, Kahane-Rapport, SR, DeRuiter, SL, Gero, S, Tønnesen, P, Gough, WT, Hanson, MB, Holt, MM, Jensen, FH, Simon, M, Stimpert, AK, Arranz, P, Johnston, DW, Nowacek, DP, Parks, SE, Visser, F, Friedlaender, AS, Tyack, PL, Madsen, PT & Pyenson, ND 2019, 'Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants', Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 366, no. 6471, pp. 1367-1372. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax9044

APA

Goldbogen, J. A., Cade, D. E., Wisniewska, D. M., Potvin, J., Segre, P. S., Savoca, M. S., Hazen, E. L., Czapanskiy, M. F., Kahane-Rapport, S. R., DeRuiter, S. L., Gero, S., Tønnesen, P., Gough, W. T., Hanson, M. B., Holt, M. M., Jensen, F. H., Simon, M., Stimpert, A. K., Arranz, P., ... Pyenson, N. D. (2019). Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants. Science (New York, N.Y.), 366(6471), 1367-1372. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax9044

CBE

Goldbogen JA, Cade DE, Wisniewska DM, Potvin J, Segre PS, Savoca MS, Hazen EL, Czapanskiy MF, Kahane-Rapport SR, DeRuiter SL, Gero S, Tønnesen P, Gough WT, Hanson MB, Holt MM, Jensen FH, Simon M, Stimpert AK, Arranz P, Johnston DW, Nowacek DP, Parks SE, Visser F, Friedlaender AS, Tyack PL, Madsen PT, Pyenson ND. 2019. Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants. Science (New York, N.Y.). 366(6471):1367-1372. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax9044

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Goldbogen JA, Cade DE, Wisniewska DM, Potvin J, Segre PS, Savoca MS et al. Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants. Science (New York, N.Y.). 2019 Dec;366(6471):1367-1372. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax9044

Author

Goldbogen, J. A. ; Cade, D. E. ; Wisniewska, D. M. ; Potvin, J. ; Segre, P. S. ; Savoca, M. S. ; Hazen, E. L. ; Czapanskiy, M. F. ; Kahane-Rapport, S. R. ; DeRuiter, S. L. ; Gero, S. ; Tønnesen, P. ; Gough, W. T. ; Hanson, M. B. ; Holt, M. M. ; Jensen, F. H. ; Simon, M. ; Stimpert, A. K. ; Arranz, P. ; Johnston, D. W. ; Nowacek, D. P. ; Parks, S. E. ; Visser, F. ; Friedlaender, A. S. ; Tyack, P. L. ; Madsen, P. T. ; Pyenson, N. D. / Why whales are big but not bigger : Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants. In: Science (New York, N.Y.). 2019 ; Vol. 366, No. 6471. pp. 1367-1372.

Bibtex

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abstract = "The largest animals are marine filter feeders, but the underlying mechanism of their large size remains unexplained. We measured feeding performance and prey quality to demonstrate how whale gigantism is driven by the interplay of prey abundance and harvesting mechanisms that increase prey capture rates and energy intake. The foraging efficiency of toothed whales that feed on single prey is constrained by the abundance of large prey, whereas filter-feeding baleen whales seasonally exploit vast swarms of small prey at high efficiencies. Given temporally and spatially aggregated prey, filter feeding provides an evolutionary pathway to extremes in body size that are not available to lineages that must feed on one prey at a time. Maximum size in filter feeders is likely constrained by prey availability across space and time.",
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RIS

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AU - Cade, D. E.

AU - Wisniewska, D. M.

AU - Potvin, J.

AU - Segre, P. S.

AU - Savoca, M. S.

AU - Hazen, E. L.

AU - Czapanskiy, M. F.

AU - Kahane-Rapport, S. R.

AU - DeRuiter, S. L.

AU - Gero, S.

AU - Tønnesen, P.

AU - Gough, W. T.

AU - Hanson, M. B.

AU - Holt, M. M.

AU - Jensen, F. H.

AU - Simon, M.

AU - Stimpert, A. K.

AU - Arranz, P.

AU - Johnston, D. W.

AU - Nowacek, D. P.

AU - Parks, S. E.

AU - Visser, F.

AU - Friedlaender, A. S.

AU - Tyack, P. L.

AU - Madsen, P. T.

AU - Pyenson, N. D.

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KW - GLOBICEPHALA-MELAS

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