The tissue samples were collected during tagging activities sponsored by ..., and private donors to the Marine Mammal Institute Endowment. This project is funded by the Marine Mammal Institute's Oregon Gray Whale License Plate Program. We deeply appreciate the support of the Oregonians who purchased or renewed their Coastal Playground license plate!
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Irvine, L. M., Winsor, M. H., Follett, T. M., Mate, B. R. & Palacios, D. M. (2020). An at-sea assessment of Argos location accuracy for three species of large whales, and the effect of deep-diving behavior on location error. Animal Biotelemetry, 8, 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40317-020-00207-x.
Mate, B. R., Irvine, L. M. and Palacios, D. M. (2017). The development of an intermediate-duration tag to characterize the diving behavior of large whales. Ecology and Evolution, 7, 585–595. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2649.
Ortega-Ortiz, J. G., Engelhaupt, D., Winsor, M., Mate, B. R., & Hoelzel, A. R. (2012). Kinship of long-term associates in the highly social sperm whale. Molecular Ecology, 21(3), 732–744. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294x.2011.05274.x.
Ruiz-Cooley, R. I., Engelhaupt, D. T., & Ortega-Ortíz, J. G. (2011). Contrasting C and N isotope ratios from sperm whale skin and squid between the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California: effect of habitat. Marine Biology, 159(1), 151–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-011-1795-3.
For further information please contact project PI Daniel Palacios.