The Pinnipeds: Seals, Sea Lions, and Walruses

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

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Contents

Depth and Duration of Dives for Selected Pinniped
1
Evolution Classification
50
Ecology
84
Predation on Pinnipeds lll
111
Diet and Food Resources
139
Mating Systems Breeding Behavior
176
Aquatic versus Terrestrial Copulation in Pinnipeds
185
Reproduction and Life History
222
Maternal Care and Lactation Strategies
264
Summary of Lactation Strategies in Pinnipeds
267
seal milk
271
Fasting and Feeding among Pinnipeds during
278
Otariid Females That Care for Juveniles or More
286
Allomaternal Care Adoption and Fostering
303
Communication Cognition
313
tasks
320

Reproductive Biology of Female Pinnipeds
226
Age of Sexual Maturity in Male and Female
236
Timing of the Breeding Season
246
Migratory Patterns in Pinnipeds
258
Some Common Names
345
BIBLIOGRAPHY
355
INDEX
413
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