Diet of northern bottlenose whales inferred from fatty-acid and stable-isotope analyses of biopsy samples

@inproceedings{Hooker2001DietON,
  title={Diet of northern bottlenose whales inferred from fatty-acid and stable-isotope analyses of biopsy samples},
  author={Sascha K. Hooker and Sara J. Iverson and Peggy H Ostrom and Sean C. Smith},
  year={2001}
}
The Gully submarine canyon off eastern Canada has been designated a pilot marine protected area largely because of the northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus) found there. Studies of this species' diet elsewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean have suggested specialization on the deep-sea squid Gonatus fabricii. We found a high proportion of the congener Gonatus steenstrupi in the stomachs of two bottlenose whales stranded in eastern Canada. In 1997, we collected remote biopsy samples… CONTINUE READING

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