Decreased feeding ability of a minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with entanglement-like injuries

Abstract: The effects of nonlethal injuries on the lives of whales are poorly understood. Such effects receive less attention than issues of entanglement frequency and acute mortality. Although fishing gear entanglements are thought to be the largest current threat to whales (Perrin et al. 1994) evidence is limited involving any significant effects that may persist beyond the entanglement period. Here...

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