Analysis of the condition of female (body fat and protein composition, weight and diet) Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) and the implication for reproductive success
Entry ID: K063_2002_2004_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Weddell seals lay down substantial fat deposits during the non-breeding season and then expend the stored energy during an intensive lactation period. Fluctuations in energy acquisition prior to breeding are expressed as variations in maternal mass and condition at parturition. Failure to locate sufficient food prior to parturition will result in poor reproductive success. The link between ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.73   S: -77.73   E: 166.85   W: 166.85

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-14
Stop Date: 2002-12-12

Start Date: 2003-10-21
Stop Date: 2003-12-13
ISO Topic Category
Quality Blood and milk samples still exist. Please contact the investigator directly for access to these samples. All other data is within the PhD thesis.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 2592
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Email: kew at utas.edu.au
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Antarctic Wildlife Research Unit
School of Zoology
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 5
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Proffitt, K.M. Garrott, R.A. Rotella, J.J. Wheatley, K.E. Environmental and senescent related variations in Weddell seal body mass: implications for age-specific reproductive performance. Oikos 116: 1683-1690 doi: 10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.16139.x, 2007.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-09
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