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Narwhal thermal homeostasis

General

Project start
15.08.2019
Project end
02.09.2019
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Bioscience
Project topic
Biology
Climate research
Ecosystems
Marine mammals

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Sea
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 70.353251693778, -28.211086667772

Fieldwork start
15.08.2019
Fieldwork end
02.09.2019

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Sea
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 70.353251693778, -28.211086667772

Fieldwork start
15.08.2019
Fieldwork end
02.09.2019

Project details

11.06.2019
Science / project plan

Capturing  and tagging of narwhals at the field station at Hjørnedal, East Greenland in August-September 2019. Tagging involves satellite transmitters and acoustic recorders. Thermal insulation and heat dump facilities will be studied on live captured animals and hunted animals.

Publications related to project

Manh, Cuong Ngô, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, S. Ditlevsen. 2019. Understanding narwhal diving behaviour using Hidden Markov Models with dependent state distributions and long range dependence. PloSONE Computational Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006425

Blackwell, S.B., O.M. Tervo, A.S. Conrad, M.H.S. Sinding, R.G. Hansen, S. Ditlevsen, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2018.Spatial and temporal patterns of sound production in East Greenland narwhals. PLoS ONE 13(6): e0198295. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198295

Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., N.H. Nielsen, J. Teilmann, P.S. Leifsson. 2017. Long-term tag retention on small cetaceans. Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/mms.12394

Williams, T.M., Blackwell, S.B., Richter, B., Sinding, M.-H. S., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P. 2017. Paradoxical escape responses by narwhals (Monodon monoceros) when diving in a seascape of fear. SCIENCE 8 December 2017, 358 (6368); 1328-1331.

Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., N.H. Nielsen, R.G. Hansen, H.C. Schmidt, S.B. Blackwell and O.A. Jørgensen. 2015.The predictable narwhal: satellite tracking shows behavioural similarities between isolated subpopulations. Journal of Zoology 297: 54-65. doi:10.1111/jzo.12257

Watt, C.A., J.R. Orr, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, N.H. Nielsen, S.H. Ferguson. 2015. Differences in dive behavior among the world’s three narwhal (Monodon monoceros) populations correspond with dietary differences. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 525: 273–285, 2015, doi: 10.3354/meps11202

Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., N.H. Nielsen, R.G. Hansen, S. Blackwell. 2014. Stomach temperature of narwhals (Monodon monoceros) during feeding events. Animal Biotelemetry 2:9 (doi:10.1186/2050-3385-2-9)

Watt, C.A, M.P. Heide-Jørgensen, S. H. Ferguson. 2013. How adaptable are narwhal: a comparison of foraging patterns among the world’s three narwhal populations. Ecosphere 4(6), article 71 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00137.1)

 

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