[MARMAM] New publication: Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Predation on Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon spp.) in the Bremer Sub-Basin, Western Australia.

Bec Wellard becwellard at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 17:00:54 PST 2016


 Dear Colleagues,



We are pleased to announce the following publication in PLOS ONE:



Wellard R, Lightbody K, Fouda L, Blewitt M, Riggs D & Erbe C. (2016)* Killer
Whale (Orcinus orca) Predation on Beaked Whales (Mesoplodon spp.) in the
Bremer Sub-Basin, Western Australia.* PLOS ONE 11(12): e0166670. doi:
10.1371/journal.pone.0166670



*Abstract*:

Observations of killer whales (*Orcinus orca*) feeding on the remains of
beaked whales have been previously documented; however, to date, there has
been no published account of killer whales actively preying upon beaked
whales. This article describes the first field observations of killer
whales interacting with, hunting and preying upon beaked whales (
*Mesoplodon* spp.) on four separate occasions during 2014, 2015 and 2016 in
the Bremer Sub-Basin, off the south coast of Western Australia.



The article can be downloaded from:
*http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0166670
<http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0166670>*



Alternatively, if you are unable to download the article please email me
for a pdf at: becwellard at gmail.com.




Kind regards,



Rebecca Wellard.




PhD Candidate

Centre for Marine Science and Technology

Curtin University

GPO Box U1987

Perth, Western Australia 6845

Email​ bewellard at gmail.com



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