Growth and rapid early development of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis)

@inproceedings{Fortune2012GrowthAR,
  title={Growth and rapid early development of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis)},
  author={Sarah M E Fortune and Andrew W. Trites and Wayne L. Perryman and Michael J Moore and Heather M. Pettis and Morgan S. Lynn},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Body growth of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) was described from measurements of known-age live and dead individuals to gain insights into the nutritional needs and life-history strategies of this endangered species. Body lengths from 154 individuals revealed that calves more than doubled in size and attained three-fourths of asymptotic adult size by the time they had weaned at 12 months. Calves gained on average ∼1.7 cm and ∼34 kg per day while nursing during this… Expand
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