Funding for this research was provided by:
Office of Naval Research (0010085, 9610608, 0310861)
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (N/A)
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (N/A)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NNX11AP71G)
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (N62470-15-D-8006)
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Received: 23 November 2018
Accepted: 26 May 2019
First Online: 18 July 2019
: This research was conducted under USA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act scientific research permits #841 (1993–1998), #369–1440 (1999–2004), and #369–1757 (2005–2013), authorizing the close approach and deployment of implantable satellite tags on large whales. All tagging procedures authorized by the permit, and used in this manuscript, were subjected to an internal NMFS review. We carried out this study in strict accordance with the policies and guidelines of the Oregon State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), composed of veterinarians and other university administrators, and authorized under IACUC permits #2284 (1999–2002), # 2715 (2002–2005), and #3158 (2005–2008). IACUC acceptance assures that the research follows its guidelines for the humane care and use of animals while meeting its objective to reduce, replace, and refine the use of animals in research.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.