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dc.contributor.authorStafford, Kathleen M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCitta, John J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Sue E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDaher, Mary Ann  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGeorge, Joseph E.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-04T14:10:18Z
dc.date.available2011-05-04T14:10:18Z
dc.date.issued2009-12-03
dc.identifier.citationMarine Ecology Progress Series 395 (2009): 37-53en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/4539
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Inter-Research, 2009. This article is posted here by permission of Inter-Research for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Marine Ecology Progress Series 395 (2009): 37-53, doi:10.3354/meps08362.en_US
dc.description.abstractA 6 yr time series of blue whale Balaenoptera musculus and fin whale B. physalus call detections in the North Pacific Ocean was correlated with 3 oceanographic variables (sea-surface temperature, chlorophyll a concentration, and mixed layer depth), to investigate the broad-scale calling behavior of these species. Monthly values for satellite-derived oceanographic data and whale call data were compared for 4 regions (30° longitude by 15° of latitude) encompassing the whole subarctic North Pacific and an area in the temperate northeastern Pacific. To determine predictive models for whale call occurrence, generalized linear models were used to determine which, if any, oceanographic variables might influence whale calling behavior over such broad space and time scales. Sea-surface temperature was the best oceanographic variable for predicting whale call detections for both species and all regions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding over the years was provided by SERDP through SPAWAR (D. Conlon), the Marine Mammal Program of the Office of Naval Research (R. Gisiner, N00014- 96-1-1130), the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Program N45 (F. Stone and E. Young), the US Army Corps of Engineers (DCA87-00-H-0026), funding from the Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program and from the Naval Postgraduate School (C. Collins, N00244-07-1-0017 to K.M.S. and N00244-07-1-0014 to M.A.D.).en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInter-Researchen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3354/meps08362
dc.subjectBlue whaleen_US
dc.subjectFin whaleen_US
dc.subjectNorth Pacificen_US
dc.subjectAcousticsen_US
dc.subjectOceanographyen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental correlates of blue and fin whale call detections in the North Pacific Ocean from 1997 to 2002en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps08362


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