Michele Thums, Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Michael D. Sumner, Judy M. Horsburgh and Mark A. Hindell Depletion of deep marine food patches forces divers to give up early Journal of Animal Ecology 82
This approach has allowed for an assessment of patch quality and thus the ability to test optimal foraging models for a free-ranging diver. The results were consistent with the predictions of the marginal value theorem and provided support for a non-linear relationship between prey acquisition and time spent searching.
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