Bertha E. Lavaniegos

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BACKGROUND Highly productive hotspots in the ocean often occur where complex physical forcing mechanisms lead to aggregation of primary and secondary producers. Understanding how hotspots persist, however, requires combining knowledge of the spatio-temporal linkages between geomorphology, physical forcing, and biological responses with the physiological(More)
This report reviews the state of the California Current System (CCS) between winter 2012 and spring 2013, and includes observations from Washington State to Baja California. During 2012, large-scale climate modes indicated the CCS remained in a cool, productive phase present since 2007. The upwelling season was delayed north of 42˚N, but regions to the(More)
Prey selection of subadult male northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) and evidence of dietary niche overlap with adult females during the breeding season Marine Mammal Science 28(1):1-15. changes by fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in response to shipping and airgun noise.'HARA. 2012. Mercury concentrations in hair from neonatal and juvenile Steller(More)
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