2005

Influence of thermal fronts on habitat selection by rorqual whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Abstract: Many studies have tried to link the distribution of cetaceans with basic environmental features such as underwater topography and sea surface temperature (SST). However, the mechanisms underlying these relationships are still poorly understood. Some studies have proposed that thermal fronts, present in the ocean at many spatial scales, could act as mechanisms that increase biological productivity and aggregate prey...

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Multivariate analysis of habitat selection by rorqual whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada

Abstract: A better understanding of the factors influencing habitat selection by large whales can contribute to improve management and conservation plans. Traditionally such studies have been hindered by the limitations of the oceanographic data, especially when the spatio-temporal scale does not match that of the whale dataset. In this case, we used a computer model of the Gulf of St....

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Global Population Structure of Blue Whales, Balaenoptera musculus , Based on Nuclear Genetic Variation

Conway C.A., L.A. Lyons, R. Sears, J. Calambokidis, N. Kanda, P.C. Gill, and B.P. May. 2005. Global Population Structure of Blue Whales, Balaenoptera musculus , Based on Nuclear Genetic Variation. Poster presented at the Sixteenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego , California .

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Review of Blue Whale ( Balaenoptera musculus ) Photoidentification Distribution Data in the North Atlantic, Including the First Long-Range Match between Iceland and Mauritania

Sears, R., C.L.K. Burton, and G. Vikingson. 2005. Review of Blue Whale ( Balaenoptera musculus ) Photoidentification Distribution Data in the North Atlantic, Including the First Long-Range Match between Iceland and Mauritania. Poster presented at the Sixteenth Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, California.Review of Blue Whale ( Balaenoptera musculus ) Photoidentification Distribution Data in the North Atlantic,...

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Population Structure and Dynamic of Humpback Whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada

Abstract: Two humpback whale aggregations can be found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in eastern Canada. The first is located mainly in the Mingan/Anticosti area (MA) and forms the St Lawrence stock while the second one is situated in the Northeast Gulf (NEGU) and is part of the Newfoundland/Labrador stock. In 26 years of research 223 animals were photo-identified...

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