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The energy expenditure by mother Weddell seals during the suckling period
Entry ID: K071_1996_1997_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Weddell seals are well adapted polar animals. They give birth to pups in the Antarctic summer when they haul out onto the ice. While feeding their pups, they have a massive fasting weight loss (and fat mobilisation) and their suckling pup has a correspondingly massive weight gain and fat deposition. The amount of energy expeded by the mother seals during the suckling period was investigated. ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.67   S: -77.67   E: 166.77   W: 166.77

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-11-18
Stop Date: 1996-12-04

Start Date: 1998-10-30
Stop Date: 1998-12-08
ISO Topic Category
Quality Blood and milk samples are stored at Lincoln University, New Zealand. The exact inventory and conditions of storage are currently being assessed. Please contact the data centre for more information.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +01 202 633 4189
Fax: +01 202 673 4686
Email: EisertR at si.edu
Contact Address:
Conservation Ecology Center
National Zoological Park
Smithsonian Institution
City: Washington
Province or State: D.C.
Postal Code: 20008
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Eisert, R. Energy metabolism of weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) during the lactation period. Ph.D., Lincoln University : . 2003.

Barrell, G.K. Antarctic seals provide new insights to biological science. in: Poles apart: a study in contrasts. Lewkowicz A.G. (ed) Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. 1999. pp.143-150

Eisert, R., Oftedal, O. T., Lever, M., Ramdohr, S., Breier, B. H. & Barrell, G. K. (2005) Detection of food intake in a marine mammal using marine osmolytes and their analogues as dietary biomarkers. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 300: 213-228.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-27

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