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Marine Megafauna Collection

The Marine Megafauna Collection presents research focused on the biology, ecology and conservation of the most captivating creatures in the ocean. These articles represent a broad survey of fascinating organisms and systems, and provide a core set of reading materials for marine science educators seeking to increase the engagement of students in class using compelling examples.

Paleoecology, Evolution, and Systematics

These papers address important aspects about the evolutionary and ecological history of marine fauna from geological to historical timescales, including taxonomically focused studies, ecological problems and studies in evolutionary morphology.


Anatomy, Functional Morphology and Energetics

This section of the Marine Megafauna collection provides examples of studies addressing the anatomy, functional morphology and energetics of large ocean organisms, highlighting the constaints of living in the ocean and how these organisms overcome these constraints.


Marine Ecology and Technology

This section of the Marine Megafauna collection provides examples of studies that address the behavior and ecology of marine megafauna through the use of new technology and novel analytical tools.


Social and Behavioral Ecology

This section of the Marine Megafauna collection provides examples of studies focused on the social and behavioral ecology of large marine organisms, highlighting how scientists study the complex relationships amongst animals in the ocean.


Marine Habitats and Conservation Biology

This section of the Marine Megafauna collection focuses on species/habitat relationships of large marine organisms and provides specific examples of the conservation issues associated with some of the oceans most compelling creatures.