[MARMAM] New review on Lunge Feeding in Rorqual Whales
jean.potvin at slu.edu
Tue Oct 22 13:03:58 PDT 2019
Dear MARMAM readers,
On behalf of my co-authors, I am pleased to announce the publication of our new paper which has just appeared in Physiology:
Lunge Feeding in Rorqual Whales
The largest animals are baleen filter feeders that exploit large aggregations of
small-bodied plankton. Although this feeding mechanism has evolved multiple
times in marine vertebrates, rorqual whales exhibit a distinct lunge filter
feeding mode that requires extreme physiological adaptations—most of
which remain poorly understood. Here, we review the biomechanics of the
lunge feeding mechanism in rorqual whales that underlies their extraordinary
foraging performance and gigantic body size.
Shadwick, RE, Potvin, J and Goldbogen JA (2019). "Lunge feeding in rorqual whales" Physiology 34: 409 – 418, 2019; doi:10.1152/physiol.00010.2019
Requests for a PDF copy can be sent to: potvinj at slu.edu
potvinj at slu.edu
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