Diving Physiology and Energy Requirements of Free Ranging Southern Elephant SealsEntry ID: ASAC_589
Abstract: Southern elephant seals are among the deepest diving of all marine mammals. This study examined physiological and behavioural mechanisms used by the seals to conserve energy while diving and estimated metabolic rate.
Data were collected on Time Depth Recorders (TDRs), and stored in hexadecimal format. Hexadecimal files can be read using 'Instrument Helper', a free download from Wildlife Computers (see the url given below).
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Start Date: 1992-09-01Stop Date: 1994-03-31
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1788 kb
Distribution Format: hexadecimal
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 2645
Fax: +61 3 6226 2745
Email: mark.hindell at utas.edu.au
ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE R'SRCH UNIT Department of Zoology University of Tasmania GPO BOX 252-05
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Hindell, M.A. and Lea, M. (1998), Heart rate, swimming speed and estimated oxygen consumption of a free ranging female elephant seal., Physiological Zoology, 71, 74-84
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-28