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Foraging Behavior and Success of a Mesopelagic Predator in the Northeast Pacific Ocean: Insights from a Data-Rich Species, the Northern Elephant Seal

  • Patrick W. Robinson mail,

    robinson@biology.ucsc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel P. Costa,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Daniel E. Crocker,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, United States of America

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  • Juan Pablo Gallo-Reynoso,

    Affiliation: Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo A.C., Unidad Guaymas, Guaymas, Sonora, México

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  • Cory D. Champagne,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Melinda A. Fowler,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Chandra Goetsch,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Kimberly T. Goetz,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Jason L. Hassrick,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Luis A. Hückstädt,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Carey E. Kuhn,

    Affiliation: National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center/National Marine Fisheries Service/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jennifer L. Maresh,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Sara M. Maxwell,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Birgitte I. McDonald,

    Affiliation: Scripps Institute of Oceanography/University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Sarah H. Peterson,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Samantha E. Simmons,

    Affiliations: Marine Mammal Commission, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Nicole M. Teutschel,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Stella Villegas-Amtmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Ken Yoda

    Affiliation: Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Published: May 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036728
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 18 May 2012 at 22:28 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Our Amazing Planet
Title: “Satellite Tags Reveal Where Elephant Seals Find Food | OurAmazingPlanet.com”
http://www.ouramazingplan...

Publication: Earth Times
Title: “Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea | Nature | The Earth Times”
http://www.earthtimes.org...

Publication: Live Science
Title: “Elephant Seals Seen Traveling Oceans for Food | LiveScience”
http://www.livescience.co...

Publication: Mercury News
Title: “Elephant seal tracking reveals hidden lives of deep-diving animals - San Jose Mercury News”
http://www.mercurynews.co...

Publication: Wired.co.uk
Title: “Deep-sea diving elephant seals descend almost 2km for food (Wired UK)”
http://www.wired.co.uk/ne...

Publication: SF Gate blog
Title: “Elephant seals feed in mysterious deep ocean zone | SFGate Blog | an SFGate.com blog”
http://blog.sfgate.com/st...

Publication: University of California Santa Cruz
Title: “Elephant seal tracking reveals hidden lives of deep-diving animals - UC Santa Cruz”
http://news.ucsc.edu/2012...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff

RE: Media Coverage of This Article

farfol replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 24 May 2012 at 04:53 GMT

Publication: New York Times, science, observatory
Title: "A Tidal Wave of Data on Elephant Seals"
http://www.nytimes.com/20...

No competing interests declared.

RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to farfol on 25 May 2012 at 20:13 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Mother Nature Network
Title: “Elephant seal migration routes tracked by satellite | MNN - Mother Nature Network”
http://www.mnn.com/earth-...

If you see any additional coverage of this paper in the press or blogosphere, please reply to this thread and add the link to the article.

Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff