Estimating resource acquisition and at-sea body condition of a marine predator (pages 1300–1315)
Robert S. Schick, Leslie F. New, Len Thomas, Daniel P. Costa, Mark A. Hindell, Clive R. McMahon, Patrick W. Robinson, Samantha E. Simmons, Michele Thums, John Harwood and James S. Clark
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12102
Body condition mediates ecological processes at many scales, yet it is difficult to measure in situ. Here the authors provide estimates of absolute body condition in two species of top marine predators. These estimates inform the link between foraging location and foraging success, which has important demographic implications for these species (Photo credit Jason Bradley).