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Persistence in diving American mink

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American mink forage on land and in water, with aquatic prey often constituting a large proportion of their diet. Their long, thin body shape and relatively poor insulation make them vulnerable to heat loss, particularly in water, yet some individuals dive over 100 times a day. At the level of individual dives, previous research found no difference in dive depth or duration, or the total number of dives per day between seasons, but mink did appear to make more dives p...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s40317-015-0057-4

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Bagniewska, JM More by this author
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Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Harrington, AL More by this author
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Fundacja Crescendum Est-Polonia More from this funder
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Animal Biotelemetry Journal website
Volume:
3
Publication date:
2015-06-05
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2050-3385
ISSN:
2050-3385
Pubs id:
pubs:640168
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uri:85804dca-1498-4ca8-bcb4-771b7271e11b
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85804dca-1498-4ca8-bcb4-771b7271e11b
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pubs:640168

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