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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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