A.D.F. studies evolutionary processes in marine mammals, principally killer whales, with a particular focus on the interaction between ecology, phenotype and genotype. J.N. studies animal and plant ecology through the use of stable isotope including ontogenetic and geographic variation in marine mammals. S.B.P. is a molecular ecologist with a focus on understanding the causes and consequences of variation in levels of genetic diversity among natural populations. E.W. works in the fields of ancient DNA, DNA degradation, and evolutionary biology, with a particular interest in ancient sedimentary and ice core genetics. M.T.P.G is a molecular biologist with broad scale evolutionary, anthropological and archaeological interests that he studies using both modern and ancient DNA.
Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations
Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2009
© 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 18, Issue 24, pages 5207–5217, December 2009
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FOOTE, A. D., NEWTON, J., PIERTNEY, S. B., WILLERSLEV, E. and GILBERT, M. T. P. (2009), Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations. Molecular Ecology, 18: 5207–5217. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04407.x
- Issue online: 16 DEC 2009
- Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2009
- Received 12 July 2009; revision received 22 September 2009; accepted 23 September 2009
Fig. S1 (a) d15N values of decalcified and untreated samples from 15 individuals.
Fig. S2 (a) Type 1 killer whales; the eye patch has a parallel orientation and the anterior end is in front of the blowhole (photo credit Andrew Foote). This pigmentation pattern was found in photographic data of killer whales from Norway, Iceland, Shetland and the North Sea and in photographs of eight stranded type 1 individuals sampled in this study. (b) Type 2 killer whales; the eye patch has an angular orientation and the anterior end is behind the blowhole (photo credit Lewis Drydale, HWDT). This pigmentation pattern was found in a small community of individuals on the west coast of Scotland, and individuals off the Azores (Karin Hartman; Annette Scheffer unpublished data) and one type 2 individual sampled for this study.
Fig. S3 A free-ranging killer whale photographed feeding on mackerel in the North Sea exhibits severe apical tooth wear in the front teeth (photo credit Harriet Bolt).
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