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Research Article

Metabolic Expenditures of Lunge Feeding Rorquals Across Scale: Implications for the Evolution of Filter Feeding and the Limits to Maximum Body Size

  • Jean Potvin mail,

    potvinj@slu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Physics, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Jeremy A. Goldbogen,

    Affiliation: Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, Washington, United States of America

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  • Robert E. Shadwick

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Published: September 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044854
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jean Potvin
Department of Physics, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Jeremy A. Goldbogen
Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, Washington, United States of America
Robert E. Shadwick
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: potvinj@slu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JP JAG RES. Performed the experiments: JP. Analyzed the data: JP JAG RES. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JP JAG RES. Wrote the paper: JP JAG RES.