NEW PAPER: Context-dependent feeding strategies in blue whales

We are proud to announce the publication of a new and exciting paper on context-dependent behavioral strategies in feeding blue whales, lead by SEA’s own Dr. Ari Friedlaender and co-authored by Dr. Brandon Southall. The article is entitled:

Friedlaender, A. S., Herbert-Read, J., Hazen, E. L., Cade, D. E., Calambokidis, J., Southall, B. L., Stimpert, A. K., and Goldbogen, J. A. (2017). Context-dependent lateralized feeding strategies in blue whales. Current Biology 27, R1–R3.

The article can be downloaded for a limited time at: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1W54a_LsQSNgt~

Here are links to some of the international media coverage of this exciting work:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/whales-oceans-animals-science/
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/21/world/whales-righties-study/index.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-scientists-blue-whales-right-handedexcept-upward.html
https://qz.com/1133970/right-handed-blue-whales-all-become-left-handed-when-hunting-near-the-surface/
http://earthsky.org/earth/blue-whales-right-handed-lateralization-bias
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2153956-whales-switch-from-right-to-left-handed-when-diving-for-food/
http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/blue-whales-change-from-right-to-lefthanded-depending-on-where-theyre-feeding/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5101073/How-whales-swallow-half-million-calories-mouthful.html
http://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/blue-whales-mostly-prefer-their-right-side-to-maximise-efficiency-similar-to-right-handed-humans-4221969.html
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/most-blue-whales-are-righties-except-one-move
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07295-5
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Blue-whales-left-right-handed-UCsc-feeding-krill-12372028.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171120120943.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/20/on-a-roll-blue-whales-switch-handedness-when-rolling-to-scoop-food?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

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