The Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses

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University of California Press, 1 sty 1990 - 439
Discusses the adaptation, evolution, classification, distribution, ecology, behavior, communication, and learning of seals, sea lions and walruses.
 

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Adaptations for a Marine Existence
1
Species
26
Evolution Classification
50
Classification of the Pinnipeds
57
Estimated World Population of Each Pinniped Species
59
Differences between Phocid Otariid and Odobenid Seals
63
Ecology
85
Pinnipeds That Inhabit
99
Age of Sexual Maturity in Male and Female Pinnipeds
236
Timing of the Breeding Season
246
Migratory Patterns in Pinnipeds
258
Maternal Care and Lactation Strategies
264
Summary of Lactation Strategies in Pinnipeds
267
Milk Composition and Lactation Patterns of Pinnipeds
268
Fasting and Feeding among Pinnipeds during the Breeding Season
278
Otariid Females That Care for Juveniles or More Than One Pup
286

Predation on Pinnipeds
115
Nonhuman Aquatic and Terrestrial Predators of Pinnipeds
117
Diet of Pi
140
Mammalian and Avian Prey of Pinnipeds
150
Diet and Food Resources
151
Mating Systems Breeding Behavior
176
Breeding Environments Mating Systems and Social Organization during the Breeding Season
180
Aquatic versus Terrestrial Copulation in Pinnipeds
185
Reproduction and Life History
222
Reproductive Biology of Female Pinnipeds
226
Allomaternal Care Adoption and Fostering Behavior among Noncaptive Pinnipeds
303
Females Exhibiting Fostering Behavior on Año Nuevo Island
305
Communication Cognition
313
mother
323
surface
340
Some Common Names
345
BIBLIOGRAPHY
355
INDEX
413
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