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Baleen Whales and Krill

This is a biological model of the interaction between baleen whales and their food source krill. It is similar to the Lotka-Volterra model in some respects, but has some very different features. The model equations are given below.

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Here x represents the population of krill, and y the population of baleen whales. The five parameters in the model must have positive values.



William W. Farr
Thu Oct 24 13:03:17 EDT 1996