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- Sant, Pol, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of sea research 2018 v.140 pp. 59-62
- Balaenoptera physalus; biopsy; diet; stable isotopes; whales
- ... Stable isotope analysis of whale skin has been recurrently used to assess diet and movement patterns. Such studies rely on the untested assumption that the stable isotope ratios in the small skin biopsies analysed are representative of those throughout the skin. In balaenopterids, the ventral skin looks notably different from that of the dorsal region, which is smoother and darker. To investigate ...