Cover ImageCover: Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) foraging in the ice-covered waters of Wilhelmina Bay, Western Antarctic Peninsula. The whale is outfitted with a multi-sensor recording tag to measure underwater movement and behavior. Friedlaender et al. (pp. 2851-2854) find that these whales perform unique feeding dives under sea ice and forage at extraordinarily high rates, greater than any other baleen whale. The minke whale’s unique combination of body size, feeding mechanism and habitat define a previously undocumented ecological niche unique among diving vertebrates. Photo credit: A. Friedlaender, taken under permits NMFS 14097 and ACA 2009-013.
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Feeding rates and under-ice foraging strategies of the smallest lunge filter feeder, the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis)
Rh versus pH: the role of Rhesus glycoproteins in renal ammonia excretion during metabolic acidosis in a freshwater teleost fish
Echolocation behaviour of the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) in an obstacle avoidance task of increasing difficulty
Adaptive changes in echolocation sounds by Pipistrellus abramus in response to artificial jamming sounds
Ultraviolet vision in lacertid lizards: evidence from retinal structure, eye transmittance, SWS1 visual pigment genes and behaviour
Forward shift of feeding buzz components of dolphins and belugas during associative learning reveals a likely connection to reward expectation, pleasure and brain dopamine activation
Enhanced memory persistence is blocked by a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor in the snail Lymnaea stagnalis
Cold-induced depolarization of insect muscle: differing roles of extracellular K+ during acute and chronic chilling
High fatty acid oxidation capacity and phosphorylation control despite elevated leak and reduced respiratory capacity in northern elephant seal muscle mitochondria
Blood flow for bone remodelling correlates with locomotion in living and extinct birds
Functional characterization of a short neuropeptide F-related receptor in a lophotrochozoan, the mollusk Crassostrea gigas
Intracapsular algae provide fixed carbon to developing embryos of the salamander Ambystoma maculatum
Meet the JEB Editors @ SEB 2023
Come and meet the JEB team at the Society for Experimental Biology centenary conference from 4-7 July in Edinburgh, UK. Visit exhibition stand 13/15 to pick up JEB centenary goodies, including our new ‘100 years of discovery’ T shirt, and join our Meet the JEB Editors event on Thursday 6 July at 12.30 at Platform 5 to find out more about the journal and chat to Editors including EiC Craig Franklin, Monitoring Editors Sanjay Sane, Trish Schulte and John Terblanche and the in-house News and Reviews team.
New funding schemes for junior faculty staff
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JEB@100: an interview with Monitoring Editor Katie Gilmour
Katie Gilmour tells us how she first encountered the JEB Editorial team as a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, UK, and how she would like to have a Star Trek tricorder to monitor fish non-invasively in the field.
The Forest of Biologists
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Centenary Review - Adaptive echolocation behavior
Cynthia F. Moss and colleagues Review the behaviours used by echolocating mammals to track and intercept moving prey, interrogate dynamic sonar scenes, and exploit visual and passive acoustic stimuli.
Crucial DNA at crux of insect wing size evolution
Keity Farfán-Pira and colleagues have revealed that a tiny region of regulatory DNA in the vestigial gene governs whether insect wings are large or small and has played a key role in the evolution of insect wing size.