Swimming behavior

            of Cetaceans

Yu Akiyama

    Since childhood, my greatest fascination was on this large beautiful creature living underwater, the whales. The more I learn, its mysterious existence grew my curiosities which lead to study this animal. Currently, I am working on various kinds of cetaceans such as bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in captivity and humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) in wild, investigating their behavior and swimming ability using bio-logging method.

E-mail: yu_akiyama@aori.u-tokyo.ac.jp


Refereed publications

Akiyama Y., Matsuda Y., Sakurai N. and Sato K. Evaluation of wave drag on bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus from swimming effort. Coastal Marine Science in press (2015)