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Reproductive and social behavior of the northern elephant seal.

George A. Bartholomew

Reproductive and social behavior of the northern elephant seal.

by George A. Bartholomew

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Published by University of California press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seals (Animals).

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesUniversity of California publications in zoology,, v. 47, no. 15
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL1 .C15 vol. 47, no. 15
    The Physical Object
    Pagination369-471 p.
    Number of Pages471
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL203290M
    LC Control Numbera 52009580
    OCLC/WorldCa2990157

    The northern elephant seal was hunted almost to extinction during the 18th and 19th centuries. Less than seals were left to contribute to the gene pool of their future generations. Since the early 20th century, the elephant seals have been protected by law in both the U.S. and Mexico. trends in the northern elephant seal, M. angustirostris (Stewart et al., this volume), and the southern elephant seal is striking and is an urgent topic for further research. There is no evidence to suggest that the population declines are the result of factors influencing the seals while ashore, indicating that they result from factors.

    For these mammals, there is documented evidence of homosexual behavior of one or more of the following kinds: sexual behavior, courtship, affection, pair bonding, or parenting.. Bruce Bagemihl writes that the presence of same-sex sexual behavior was not officially observed on a large scale until the s due to possible observer bias caused by social attitudes towards LGBT people, . Isolating mechanisms that prevent reproductive attempts or make it unlikely that reproductive attempts will be successful are referred to as A. prezygotic reproductive isolating mechanisms. B. a lack of F2 fitness. C. postzygotic isolating mechanisms. .

      The largest species is the southern elephant seal, which can grow up to about 13 feet in length and more than 2 tons in weight. The smallest species is the Galapagos fur seal, which grows to up to about 4 feet long and weighs about 85 pounds. Once a year, it is host to the breeding of hundreds of northern elephant seals. From onwards, marine scientist Marianne Riedman, together with her colleague Burney Le Boeuf, studied adoption.


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Reproductive and social behavior of the northern elephant seal by George A. Bartholomew Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Reproductive and social behavior of the northern elephant seal. [George A Bartholomew]. The northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is one of two species of elephant seal (the other is the southern elephant seal).It is a member of the family Phocidae (true seals).Elephant seals derive their name from their great size and from the male's large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating : Mammalia.

Elephant seals are large, oceangoing earless seals in the genus two species, the northern elephant seal (M. angustirostris) and the southern elephant seal (M.

leonina), were both hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but their numbers have since recovered. The northern elephant seal, somewhat smaller than its southern relative, ranges Class: Mammalia.

the northern elephant seal: Cox and Le Boeuf, ). However, physiolog­ ical estrus (hormonal and cytologic changes) may last days in fur seals (Bigg, ), and may recur within the year as a "false rut" (Bigg, ). SUMMARY OF PREVIOUS RESEARCH About 95% of northern fur seal females come into estrus from 26 June to 26 July each by: Twins are very rare in the elephant seal, as in the northern fur seal.5 Their occasional birth had been inferred by Laws,8 and in two cases seen by Gourin at Macquarie Island infrom the sight of two new-born pups near one cow, with no other cow nearby.

Abstract. Maternal aggressive behavior of northern elephant seals enhances reproductive success by increasing the likelihood of pup survival. Detailed observations of marked mother-pup pairs revealed that female aggressiveness increased dramatically after giving by:   Elephant Breeding and Reproduction.

The courtship between a male and a female elephant is short lived. They will rub their bodies on each other and even wrap trunks. The females tend to run away from the males and he will have to pursue her. This game of cat and mouse can continue for a very long time before the actual mating does occur.

Pinnipeds in Captivity. Seals and sea lions are common and widespread within the animal display industry. Many zoos, aquaria, and marine parks exhibit seals and sea lions, often presenting public seal shows; these exhibits and shows are among the most popular zoo attractions.

This characterizes the behavior of Weddell, harp, bearded, and harbor seals, although there is considerable variation within and between breeding colonies. The northern and southern elephant seal (Mirounga spp.) and some populations of the grey seal (Haliochoerus grypus) are unusual among phocids in that mating takes place on land.

These. A female northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) may recover rapidly from a shark attack, as many seem to do, but may be less able to nurse her pup and is unlikely to mate in the compressed breeding season. In this case, a single attack, while only injuring the mother, may have cost the population two pups.

Abstract. Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) were exterminated from the southern California Channel Islands by commercial and scientific hunters by the mid and the species was believed extinct by But a small number of seals survived and were the founders of a remarkable population recovery and range expansion that continues by: 4.

Austin College Dean of Sciences Steve Goldsmith will present ‘Natural History of the Northern Elephant Seal” at p.m.

Tuesday, September 15 during the “Tuesday Afternoon with ” lecture series in Caruth Administration Building, Room The lecture is free and open to the public.

According to Goldsmith, the Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is a. 1. Up to 50% of weaned northern elephant seal pups, Mirounga angustirostris, present on the Año Nuevo mainland rookery at the end of the breeding season showed evidence (tooth marks and injuries on the neck) of having been mounted by males.

by: Behavior. California sea lions are very social animals, and groups often rest closely packed together at favored haul-out sites on land or float together on the ocean's surface in "rafts." They are sometimes seen "porpoising," or jumping out of the water, presumably to speed up their swimming.

Sea lions have also been seen "surfing" breaking waves. Behavioral ecology, also spelled behavioural ecology, is the study of the evolutionary basis for animal behavior due to ecological pressures.

Behavioral ecology emerged from ethology after Niko Tinbergen outlined four questions to address when studying animal behaviors that are the proximate causes, ontogeny, survival value, and phylogeny of behavior.

If an organism has a. TABLE The effect on net reproductive rate, R o, of changing the proportion of female pups born to southern elephant seal cows at Marion Island, while maintaining age-specific pupping and survival rates at the levels in table (from Wilkinson ).

Feral cats steal milk from northern Elephant Seals What is the reproductive cost for a female elephant seal with such a between buoyancy and diving behavior in. Hake is the only prey species of the northern elephant seal with reliable abundance metrics throughout the study period, so I used Pacific hake annual stock assessments of total and spawning biomass as a direct index of annual variation in the fish component of northern elephant seal diet (Helser et al.

).Cited by: 6. Parent and Infant Attachment in Mammals. Authors; Authors and affiliations On the integration of gender strategies in mammalian social systems, in: Reproductive Behavior and Evolution (J. Rosenblatt and B. R B.

J., Whiting, R.J., and Gantt, R. F.,Perinatal behavior of Northern elephant seal females and their young, Behaviour Cited by:   An Asian elephant named Koshik baffled researchers in when they realized he could say five words in Korean.

"If you consider the huge size of the elephant and the long vocal tract and other. A rapid decline of at least % was recorded in the relatively small breeding population of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at Prince Edward Island between and Microorganisms, plants, animals and even humans are part of the world’s biodiversity while the ecosystems and biomes are the environments where they live, grow, reproduce and die.

The importance of biodiversity for us it is based on the fact that it provides the foundation of an ecological balance that supports life. The southern elephant seal is the other species of the elephant seal. The animal ranks as the largest aquatic mammal after the bigger cetaceans, and it is the largest seal as well as the largest carnivoran.

The seal has a shorter proboscis and a larger body mass than the northern elephant seal. The male measures 14 to 19 feet and to Author: Joyce Chepkemoi.