New publication in PNAS
Delighted to see our long-gestating, complex study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and also featured on the cover!
Through field studies, lab experiments and modelling, we show how humpback whales are able to feed on speedy, agile anchovies despite their ability to escape from much faster predators, such as tuna and sealions. By controlling their speed and precisely timing the opening of their massive mouth, humpbacks are essentially able to sneak up on fish schools without scattering them. You can find it here, or see my Publications page for a pdf copy.
I was really lucky to be working with such an amazing set of collaborators, and happy with such a great result.