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Keywords: northern elephant seal
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (9): 1448–1455.
Published: 1 May 2012
...José Guadalupe Soñanez-Organis; José Pablo Vázquez-Medina; Tania Zenteno-Savín; Andres Aguilar; Daniel E. Crocker; Rudy M. Ortiz SUMMARY Northern elephant seals are naturally adapted to prolonged periods (1–2 months) of absolute food and water deprivation (fasting). In terrestrial mammals, food...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (24): 4205–4212.
Published: 15 December 2010
... predators carrying large blubber reserves intended for thermoregulation in cold water and fuel provision during extended fasts. Thermographic images were used to measure changes in skin temperature ( T S ) in adult male northern elephant seals ( Mirounga angustirostris ) over the breeding season...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (22): 4524–4532.
Published: 15 November 2006
... the use of stomach temperature telemetry to identify and quantify prey consumed in both a phocid (northern elephant seal Mirounga angustirostris ) and an otariid (California sea lion Zalophus californianus ) species. In addition, we used opportunistic water consumption by northern elephant seals to test...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (16): 2795–2802.
Published: 15 August 2003
...Rudy M. Ortiz; Charles E. Wade; C. Leo Ortiz; Frank Talamantes SUMMARY The physiological actions of vasopressin (VP) in marine mammals are not well defined. To help elucidate its hormonal and renal effects in this group of mammals, northern elephant seal ( Mirounga angustirostris ) pups( N =7; 99±4...