PRESS COVERAGE (links to media articles)
Humpback whale migration
Our paper in Biology Letters:
Rasmussen, K., D.M. Palacios, J. Calambokidis, M. Saborio, L. Dalla-Rosa, E. Secchi, G. Steiger, J. Allen, and G. Stone. 2007. Southern Hemisphere humpback whales wintering off Central America: insights from water temperature into the longest mammalian migration. Biology Letters 3(3):302-305, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2007.0067.
documented the longest known migration undertaken by a population of humpback whales, from feeding areas off Antarctica to breeding areas off Central America, and the influence of water temperature on the distribution of the breeding areas on a global scale:LiveScience - Whales Break Distance Record With 5100-Mile Migration
LiveScience - Top 10 Most Incredible Animal Journeys
Discover Magazine - Top 100 Science Stories of 2007: No. 81. Longest Mammal Migration Tracked
Leatherback turtle migration
Our paper in PLoS Biology:
Shillinger, G.L., D.M. Palacios, H. Bailey, S.J. Bograd, A.M. Swithenbank, P. Gaspar, B.P. Wallace, J.R. Spotila, F.V. Paladino, R. Piedra, S.A. Eckert, and B.A. Block. 2008. Persistent leatherback turtle migrations present opportunities for conservation. PLoS Biology 6(7), e171, doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060171.
described the migration of eastern Pacific leatherback turtles from their nesting beach in Costa Rica to the South Pacific, including the influence of equatorial currents on the migration route and the association with a region of persistently low current motions and low productivity in the South Pacific Gyre where they presumably forage:Stanford Report - Leatherback Turtles' Route May Offer Roadmap To Salvation
Science Daily - Leatherback Turtles' Newly Discovered Migration Route May Be Roadmap To Salvation
Medical News Today - Leatherback Turtles Go With The Flow
Science Magazine - Animal Behavior: Turning Turtles (Editors' Choice, Vol. 321, No. 5889, 1 August 2008)