Table of Contents: Marine Ecology and Technology


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This section of the Marine Megafauna collection provides examples of studies that address the behavior and ecology of marine megafauna through the use of new technology and novel analytical tools.

PLOS Collections:


A Synthesis of Tagging Studies Examining the Behaviour and Survival of Anadromous Salmonids in Marine Environments

S. Matthew Drenner, Timothy D. Clark, Charlotte K. Whitney, Eduardo G. Martins, Steven J. Cooke, Scott G. Hinch

Research Articles

Using Hierarchical Bayes to Understand Movement, Health, and Survival in the Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

Robert S. Schick, Scott D. Kraus, Rosalind M. Rolland, Amy R. Knowlton, Philip K. Hamilton, Heather M. Pettis, Robert D. Kenney, James S. Clark

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, Daniel P. Costa, Daniel E. Crocker, Juan Pablo Gallo-Reynoso, Cory D. Champagne, Melinda A. Fowler, Chandra Goetsch, Kimberly T. Goetz, Jason L. Hassrick, Luis A. Hückstädt, Carey E. Kuhn, Jennifer L. Maresh, Sara M. Maxwell, Birgitte I. McDonald, Sarah H. Peterson, Samantha E. Simmons, Nicole M. Teutschel, Stella Villegas-Amtmann, Ken Yoda

Individual Foraging Strategies Reveal Niche Overlap between Endangered Galapagos Pinnipeds

Stella Villegas-Amtmann, Jana W. E. Jeglinski, Daniel P. Costa, Patrick W. Robinson, Fritz Trillmich

Adélie Penguin Foraging Location Predicted by Tidal Regime Switching

Matthew J. Oliver, Andrew Irwin, Mark A. Moline, William Fraser, Donna Patterson, Oscar Schofield, Josh Kohut

From Sensor Data to Animal Behaviour: An Oystercatcher Example

Judy Shamoun-Baranes, Roeland Bom, E. Emiel van Loon, Bruno J. Ens, Kees Oosterbeek, Willem Bouten

Seasonal Movements, Aggregations and Diving Behavior of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) Revealed with Archival Tags

Andreas Walli, Steven L. H. Teo, Andre Boustany, Charles J. Farwell, Tom Williams, Heidi Dewar, Eric Prince, Barbara A. Block

Hierarchical State-Space Estimation of Leatherback Turtle Navigation Ability

Joanna Mills Flemming, Ian D. Jonsen, Ransom A. Myers, Christopher A. Field

Prey Patch Patterns Predict Habitat Use by Top Marine Predators with Diverse Foraging Strategies

Kelly J. Benoit-Bird, Brian C. Battaile, Scott A. Heppell, Brian Hoover, David Irons, Nathan Jones, Kathy J. Kuletz, Chad A. Nordstrom, Rosana Paredes, Robert M. Suryan, Chad M. Waluk, Andrew W. Trites

A Parsimonious Approach to Modeling Animal Movement Data

Yann Tremblay, Patrick W. Robinson, Daniel P. Costa

Super-Aggregations of Krill and Humpback Whales in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctic Peninsula

Douglas P. Nowacek, Ari S. Friedlaender, Patrick N. Halpin, Elliott L. Hazen, David W. Johnston, Andrew J. Read, Boris Espinasse, Meng Zhou, Yiwu Zhu

Massive Consumption of Gelatinous Plankton by Mediterranean Apex Predators

Luis Cardona, Irene Álvarez de Quevedo, Assumpció Borrell, Alex Aguilar