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Data from: 'Whale Wave': shifting strategies structure the complex use of critical fjord habitat by humpbacks

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Data from: 'Whale Wave': shifting strategies structure the complex use of critical fjord habitat by humpbacks

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  • 2017
Date Collected
  • 2005 - 2015
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Keen, Eric M; Wray, Janie; Meuter, Hermann; Thompson, Kim-Ly; Barlow, Jay P; Picard, Chris R (2017): Data from: 'Whale Wave': shifting strategies structure the complex use of critical fjord habitat by humpbacks. UC San Diego Library Digital Collections. http://doi.org/10.6075/J0GT5K3B

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Using 10 years of whale surveys and a year of oceanographic, ecosystem-level surveying, we investigated the mechanisms behind a curious pattern in humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) distribution, in which whales use a British Columbia fjord system in a kind of wave, propagating from offshore to inland channels as summer turned to fall.

Metadata were prepared by Eric Keen, ekeen@ucsd.edu.

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Keen EM, Wray J, Meuter H, Thompson KL, Barlow JP, Picard CR (2017) 'Whale Wave': shifting strategies structure the complex use of critical fjord habitat by humpbacks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 567:211-233. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12012

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  • English
Funding

2005-2014 fieldwork was funded in part by the Save Ours Seas Foundation and Willow Gove Foundation with special thanks to Andy Wright, the Zumwalt family, Julie Walters and Sam Rose. 2015 fieldwork was funded by the Gitga’at First Nation Guardian Watchmen, Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program (DGE-114086), and private donations from the Watson, Ayres, Cunningham, Barlow and Keen families.

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