Jellyfish and other gelata as food for four penguin species – insights from predator‐borne videos

  title={Jellyfish and other gelata as food for four penguin species – insights from predator‐borne videos},
  author={Jean-Baptiste Thiebot and J. P. Y. Arnould and Agustina G{\'o}mez-Laich and Kentaro Ito and A. Kato and Thomas Mattern and H. Mitamura and T. Noda and Timoth{\'e}e A. Poupart and F. Quintana and T. Raclot and Y. Ropert-Coudert and J. Sala and P. Seddon and Grace J. Sutton and K. Yoda and A. Takahashi},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
  • Jean-Baptiste Thiebot, J. P. Y. Arnould, +14 authors A. Takahashi
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • Jellyfish and other pelagic gelatinous organisms (“gelata”) are increasingly perceived as an important component of marine food webs but remain poorly understood. Their importance as prey in the oceans is extremely difficult to quantify due in part to methodological challenges in verifying predation on gelatinous structures. Miniaturized animal-borne video data loggers now enable feeding events to be monitored from a predator's perspective. We gathered a substantial video dataset (over 350… CONTINUE READING
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