march, 2019

21mar1:00 pm1:30 pmBody tissue density of humpback whales in feeding grounds: do fatter whales stop feeding?Kagari Aoki1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lecture Theatre D, Bute Building Speaker organisation: University of Tokyo

Event Details

Body tissue density of humpback whales in feeding grounds: do fatter whales stop feeding?
by Kagari Aoki (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo)
During feeding seasons, it is essential for humpback whales to accumulate a sufficient amount of energy for migration, growth and/or reproduction. However, fatter whales having positive buoyancy may not be efficient in terms of locomotion because neutral buoyancy is the most efficient. Using animal borne recorders, we investigated body tissue density of humpback whales in relation to the time spent in feeding in two different feeding grounds (Norway and Canada).

Time

(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Lecture Theatre D, Bute Building

KY16 9TS

Speaker organisation

University of Tokyo

Organizer

Peter L. Tyackplt@st-andrews.ac.uk

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