Underwater components of humpback whale bubble-net feeding behaviour

@article{Wiley2011UnderwaterCO,
  title={Underwater components of humpback whale bubble-net feeding behaviour},
  author={D. N. Wiley and C. Ware and Alessandro Bocconcelli and Danielle Cholewiak and A. Friedlaender and M. Thompson and M. Weinrich},
  journal={Behaviour},
  year={2011},
  volume={148},
  pages={575-602}
}
  • D. N. Wiley, C. Ware, +4 authors M. Weinrich
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Behaviour
  • Summary Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) employ a unique and complex foraging behaviour — bubble-netting — that involves expelling air underwater to form a vertical cylinder-ring of bubbles around prey. We used digital suction cup tags (DTAGs) that concurrently measure pitch, roll, heading, depth and sound (96 kHz sampling rate), to provide the first depiction of the underwater behaviours in which humpback whales engage during bubble-net feeding. Body mechanics and swim paths were… CONTINUE READING
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