Examining dolphin hydrodynamics provides clues to calf-loss during tuna fishing
- Pete Moore
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A combination of mathematical modeling and direct observation of the swimming behavior of dolphin mother-calf pairs has shown how the calf can gain much of the energy required for swimming if it is positioned correctly relative to the mother, a situation that may be disrupted during the chases that result from tuna-fishing practices.
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- Examining dolphin hydrodynamics provides clues to calf-loss during tuna fishing
Journal of Biology
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- May 2004
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- BioMed Central
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