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Warming ocean And Responses of Arctic Marine Mammals

Project description

Impact of Arctic Ocean warming on cetaceans

Despite the crucial role of Arctic cetaceans as bio-indicators of the Arctic marine ecosystem, our understanding of their ability to adjust their behaviour and physiology to climate-induced perturbations remains limited. This knowledge gap will be addressed by the EU-funded WARMM project, which will compile a multi-species long-term data set covering 25 years and including two Arctic (narwhal and bowhead whale) and two sub-Arctic (humpback whale and harbour porpoise) apex predators to investigate the behavioural and physiological responses of these species to climate change. The choice of the four cetaceans is based on their contrasting diet, habitats and level of activity, making this data set unique for conducting a comparative analysis of how these four species will cope with the imminent warming of the ocean.

Coordinator

GRONLANDS NATURINSTITUT
Net EU contribution
€ 286 921,92
Address
Kivioq 2
3900 Nuuk
Greenland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92