Ecological and social determinants of group size in transient killer whales

@inproceedings{Baird1996EcologicalAS,
  title={Ecological and social determinants of group size in transient killer whales},
  author={Robin W. Baird and Lawrence M. Dill},
  year={1996}
}
Most analyses of the relationship between group size and food intake of social carnivores have shown a discrepancy between the group size that maximizes energy intake and that which is most frequently observed. Around southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killer whales of the so-called transient form forage in small groups, and appear to prey exclusively on marine mammals. Between 1986 and 1993, in approximately 434 h of observations on transient killer whales, we observed 138 attacks on… CONTINUE READING

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