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Ecological linkages in the Bonney Upwelling blue whale feeding area
thesisposted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by Peter Campbell Gill
This research has described linkages between the cold-water Bonney Upwelling of south-east Australia, associated primary and secondary biological production, and the presence of feeding blue whales Balaenoptera musculus. This is a previously undescribed, seasonally predictable blue whale feeding area, where whales prey on abundant swarms of krill Nyctiphanes australis.