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Research Article

What Happened to Gray Whales during the Pleistocene? The Ecological Impact of Sea-Level Change on Benthic Feeding Areas in the North Pacific Ocean

  • Nicholas D. Pyenson mail,

    pyensonn@si.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States of America, Departments of Mammalogy and Paleontology, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • David R. Lindberg

    Affiliation: Department of Integrative Biology, Center for Computational Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: July 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021295
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About the Authors

Nicholas D. Pyenson
Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Nicholas D. Pyenson
Departments of Mammalogy and Paleontology, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
David R. Lindberg
Department of Integrative Biology, Center for Computational Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pyensonn@si.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NDP DRL. Performed the experiments: DRL NDP. Analyzed the data: NDP DRL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DRL NDP. Wrote the paper: NDP DRL.