Publications

Shark predation tooth wear in a population of northeastern Pacific killer whales

Shark predation tooth wear in a population of northeastern Pacific killer  whales

Online publication date: January 06, 2011 Ford JKB, Ellis GM, Matkin CO, Wetklo MH, Barrett-Lennard LG, Withler RE ABSTRACT: The cosmopolitan killer whale Orcinus orca feeds on a wide variety of prey types over its global range, but in at least some regions, genetically distinct and ecologically specialised lineages of killer whales coexist sympatrically. In

Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes Megachasmidae)

Electrosensory pore distribution and feeding in the megamouth shark  Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes Megachasmidae)

Note Online publication date: January 06, 2011   Kempster RM, Collin SP ABSTRACT: The megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios is a rare, large filter-feeding shark. Little to nothing is known of its sensory biology, particularly in relation to its feeding behaviour. We describe the abundance and distribution of ampullary pores over the head and propose that