The Functional and Ecological Significance of Deep Diving by Large Marine Predators.

  title={The Functional and Ecological Significance of Deep Diving by Large Marine Predators.},
  author={Camrin D. Braun and Martin C. Arostegui and Simon R. Thorrold and Yannis P. Papastamatiou and Peter Gaube and Jorge Fontes and Pedro Afonso},
  journal={Annual review of marine science},
Many large marine predators make excursions from surface waters to the deep ocean below 200 m. Moreover, the ability to access meso- and bathypelagic habitats has evolved independently across marine mammals, reptiles, birds, teleost fishes, and elasmobranchs. Theoretical and empirical evidence suggests a number of plausible functional hypotheses for deep-diving behavior. Developing ways to test among these hypotheses will, however, require new ways to quantify animal behavior and biophysical… 

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