Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 1833–1836 | Cite as

Emetic voidance of stomach lining induced by massive beetle ingestion in a beluga whale

  • Thomas Eisner
  • Leslie M. Dalton
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Key Words

Beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas Coleoptera Carabidae emesis 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Eisner
    • 1
  • Leslie M. Dalton
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Neurobiology and BehaviorCornell UniversityIthaca
  2. 2.Sea World of TexasSan Antonio

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