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Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems$
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James Estes

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520248847

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520248847.001.0001

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Great Whales as Prey Using Demography and Bioenergetics to Infer Interactions in Marine Mammal Communities

Great Whales as Prey Using Demography and Bioenergetics to Infer Interactions in Marine Mammal Communities

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(p.231) Eighteen Great Whales as Prey Using Demography and Bioenergetics to Infer Interactions in Marine Mammal Communities
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Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems
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DANIEL F. DOAK

TERRIE M. WILLIAMS

JAMES A. ESTES

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0018

One way to address big-scale problems and processes is to use small-scale data to construct and test mechanistic models of events at higher levels of organization and at larger spatial scales. Even though this general approach to understanding ocean ecosystems underpins much of biological oceanography, it has not been so commonly used in efforts to understand the population and community dynamics of marine mammals. This chapter uses demographic and bioenergetic tools to explore difficult-to-observe predator-prey interactions in marine mammal communities. It aims to understand better the interactions of mammal-feeding killer whales with their prey species in the North Pacific region, particularly in the vicinity of the Aleutian archipelago.

Keywords:   ocean ecosystems, biological oceanography, predator-prey interactions, marine mammals, killer whales, North Pacific region

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