Penguins predict performance

Wilson, Rory P. (2003) Penguins predict performance Marine Ecology Progress Series, 249 . pp. 305-310. DOI 10.3354/meps249305.

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New technology has allowed inter-dive oxygen-loading behaviour to be assessed in free-living Magellanic penguins Spheniscus magellanicus and shows, via pre-dive hyperventilation and oxygen loading, that birds predict both their upcoming dive performance in terms of duration and depth, and foraging success based on the number of prey they are likely to catch. Thus wild penguins make decisions based on complex environmental parameters and this leads to particularly efficient time use as expected according to optimized foraging.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Oxygen loading; Optimal foraging; Predator prey interactions; Magellanic penguin
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.3354/meps249305
ISSN: 0171-8630
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:26
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 10:44

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