Research ArticleMarine Ecology

Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) optimize foraging efficiency by balancing oxygen use and energy gain as a function of prey density

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Science Advances  02 Oct 2015:
Vol. 1, no. 9, e1500469
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500469

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vol. 1 no. 9

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  • Received for publication April 16, 2015
  • Accepted for publication July 28, 2015

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  1. Elliott Lee Hazen1,2,*,
  2. Ari Seth Friedlaender3,4 and
  3. Jeremy Arthur Goldbogen5
  1. 1Environmental Research Division/Southwest Fisheries Science Center/National Marine Fisheries Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey, CA 93940, USA.
  2. 2Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 94923, USA.
  3. 3Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97365, USA.
  4. 4Southall Environmental Associates, Aptos, CA 95003, USA.
  5. 5Department of Biology, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. E-mail: elliott.hazen{at}noaa.gov

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