New Paper: The diving patterns of the deep-diving southern elephant seal

Professor Corey Bradshaw

A new paper titled ‘Depletion of deep marine food patches forces divers to give up early‘ investigates the behaviour of deep-diving sea animals in terms of their eating habits. The paper assesses the validity of the optimal foraging theory by investigating the dive behaviour of the world’s deepest-diving seal, the sourthern elephant seal Mirounga leonina.

The paper involves Environment Institute member Corey Bradshaw as well as Michele Thums (University of Western Australia), Michael Sumner, Judy Horsburgh and Mark Hindell (all of the University of Tasmania) and has been published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.

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