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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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