Food Consumption and Foraging Success of Free-ranging Southern Elephant Seals
Entry ID: ASAC_769

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Summary
Abstract: Elephant seals use a suite of physiological and behavioural mechanisms to maximise the time they can be submerged. Of these hypo-metabolism is one of the most important, so this study quantified maximum O2 consumptions relative to dove depth and swim speed.

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The ability of air-breathing marine predators to forage successfully depends on their ability to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -70.0   E: -150.0   W: 90.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-09-01
Stop Date: 1996-03-31
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Phone: +61 3 6226 2645
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Email: mark.hindell at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE R'SRCH UNIT
Department of Zoology
University of Tasmania
GPO BOX 252-05
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Publications/References
Hindell, M.A., Lea, M., Morrice, M. and McMahon, C.R. 2001. Metabolic limitations on dive duration and swimming speed in the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73: 790-798.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10
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