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January 2016 - April 2016
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Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Southeast Alaska have been studied for over 50 years, and are largely considered a recovery success since the cessation of commercial whaling. Reproductive physiology is an important factor to consider in studying population health and can provide important insights into the drivers contributing to popula...
The goal of the present study was to carry out a thorough methodological validation and describe baseline profiles for glucocorticoid hormones (cortisol and corticosterone) in blubber from blue (n = 77) and gray (n = 103) whales from the eastern North Pacific Ocean. For each species, we modelled cortisol and corticosterone concentrations in respons...
Most of our knowledge on reproductive biology of gray whales dates back to scientific research conducted during commercial whaling in the late 1950s and 1960s. The goal of the present study was to provide updated insights on reproductive physiology of gray whales, using progesterone and testosterone as biomarkers. We measured hormone concentrations...
The goal of the present study was to complement existing data of testosterone and progesterone in blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) blubber from the eastern North Pacific Ocean to evaluate effects of seasonality and location on these hormones, and to better assess reproductive status of individuals. Physiological parameters regarding reproduction...
Aurelia aurita s.l. scyphistomae are capable of developing different asexual modes for propagation and thus present a multi-mode reproductive strategy. The reproduction rates and the reproductive strategy they adopt depend on a combination of various environmental parameters. We investigated the A. aurita s.l. polyp-to-polyp reproduction strategy a...
We show in this paper that the dynamics of an Aurelia aurita polyps population can be modeled by the basic density-dependent logistic, or Verhulst, ordinary differential equation. A laboratory experiment was conducted on polyps of A. aurita attached to oyster shells collected in 2013 from the Port of Koper, Slovenia (North Adriatic Sea). The purpos...