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Publications: Publications

Marine Mammal Energetics


Costa, DP & JL Maresh (2018). Energetics in "Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals" (B Wursig, JGM Thewissen & KM Kovacs, eds). 3rd ed., pp. 329-355. Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, CA, USA.

Exercising Marine Mammals


Williams, TM & JL Maresh (2016). Exercise Energetics in "Marine Mammal Physiology: Requisites for Ocean Living" (M Castellini & J Mellish, eds), pp. 47-68. SPi Global.

Extreme Migration in Elephant Seals


Maresh, JL, T Adachi, A Takahashi, et al. (2015). Summing the strokes: energy economy in northern elephant seals during large-scale foraging migrations. Movement Ecology 3(22): doi:10.1186/s40462-015-0049-2.

How Fat are Fat Seals?


Schwarz, LK, S Villegas-Amtmann, ... JL Maresh, et al. (2015). Comparisons and uncertainty in fat and adipose tissue estimation techniques: the northern elephant seal as a case study. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0131877.

Disturbance to Free-Swimming Seals


Maresh, JL, SE Simmons, DE Crocker, BI McDonald, TM Williams & DP Costa (2014). Free-swimming northern elephant seals have low field metabolic rates that are sensitive to an increased cost of transport. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 1485-1495.

Buoyant Seals


Adachi, T, JL Maresh, PW Robinson, et al. (2014). The foraging benefits of being fat in a highly migratory marine mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281(1797): 20142120.

Marine Mammal Metabolism


Maresh, JL (2014). Bioenergetics of marine mammals: the influence of body size, reproductive status, locomotion and phylogeny on metabolism. PhD Thesis, University of California - Santa Cruz.

Population Consequences of Disturbance


Costa, DP, LK Schwarz, JL Maresh, PW Robinson & DE Crocker (2013). A bioenergetics approach to understanding the population consequences of natural and anthropogenic disturbance. Integrative & Comparative Biology 53: E41.

Foraging Elephant Seals


Robinson, PW, DP Costa, ... JL Maresh, et al. (2012). Foraging behavior and success of a mesopelagic predator in the northeast Pacific Ocean: insights from a data-rich species, the northern elephant seal. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36728.

Foraging Bottlenose Dolphins


Maresh, JL, FE Fish, DP Nowacek, SM Nowacek & RS Wells (2004). High performance turning capabilities during foraging by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science 20(3): 498-509.

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