Dive Patterns of Belugas ( Delphinapterus leucas ) in Waters Near Eastern Devon Island

@article{HeideJrgensen1998DivePO,
  title={Dive Patterns of Belugas ( Delphinapterus leucas ) in Waters Near Eastern Devon Island},
  author={Mads Peter Heide-J{\o}rgensen and Pierre R. Richard and Aqqalu Rosing-Asvid},
  journal={Arctic},
  year={1998},
  volume={51},
  pages={17-26}
}
Data were obtained for six belugas or white whales ( Delphinapterus leucas ) instrumented with satellite-linked dive recorders in September-November 1995 in waters near eastern Devon Island, Canada. The mean of the daily maximum depths of dives was 483-665 m for the 31-51 days when maximum depth measurements were taken. The deepest dive recorded was 872 m. Both the dive rate (number of dives per hour to depths > 8 m) and the time at surface (time spent within the uppermost 5 m of the water… CONTINUE READING

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