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Academic & Professional Books  Mammals  Marine Mammals  Seals, Sea Lions & Walruses (Pinnipedia)

Elephant Seals Population Ecology, Behavior, and Physiology

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By: Bernard J Le Boeuf(Editor), Richard M Laws(Editor)
434 pages, 3 b/w photos, 86 b/w illustrations, 48 tables
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This title was originally published in 1994 and is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology.

The largest of all seals, elephant seals rank among the most impressive of marine mammals. They are renowned for their spectacular recovery from near-extinction at the end of the nineteenth century when seal hunters nearly eliminated the entire northern species. No other vertebrate has come so close to extinction and made such a complete recovery. The physiological extremes that elephant seals can tolerate are also remarkable: females fast for a month while lactating, and the largest breeding males fast for over one hundred days during the breeding seasons, at which times both sexes lose forty percent of their body weight. Elephant seals dive constantly during their long foraging migrations, spending more time under water than most whales and diving deeper and longer than any other marine mammal.

This first book-length discussion of elephant seals brings together worldwide expertise from scientists who describe and debate recent research, including the history and status of various populations, their life-history tactics, and other findings obtained with the help of modern microcomputer diving instruments attached to free-ranging seals. Essential for all marine mammalogists for its information and its methodological innovations, Elephant Seals will also illuminate current debates about species extinctions and possible means of preventing them.

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Burney J. Le Boeuf is a Professor of Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Richard M. Laws is a Master of St. Edmund's College, Cambridge.

Monograph New
By: Bernard J Le Boeuf(Editor), Richard M Laws(Editor)
434 pages, 3 b/w photos, 86 b/w illustrations, 48 tables
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