Harbour porpoise publication & Science into Practice #133 Biofloors great ape exhibits

A new paper on which AnimalConcepts founder Sabrina Brando has collaborated is available for open access. The highlights of the peer-reviewed article are:

  • We used von Bertalanffy growth curve to enable age prediction of harbour porpoises.
  • Harbour porpoises grow 66% during the first year.
  • Asymptotic length was reached after 4 years.
  • Large seasonal variations in body mass, girth and blubber thickness were evident.
  • It is possible to predict individual body mass ± 2 kg using length and girth.
  • Enables investigations of nutritional state by measurements of the Body Mass Index.

You can download the paper and supplemental information HERE

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