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Hormone and metabolic changes during the lactating period of Weddell seals
Entry ID: K071_1990_1991_NZ_1

Abstract: Weddell seals have been found to have an absence of diurnal patterns of secretion of the hormones cortisol and melatonin, the hormones which animals use to monitor the annual pattern of changes in daylight and thus regulate the physiological changes in their bodies. Blood samples also have shown that lactating females have unaltered metabolisms in spite of their state of fasting. The hormonal and ... View entire text
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  N: -77.67   S: -77.67   E: 166.5   W: 166.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-11-24
Stop Date: 1990-12-04
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Quality The plasma samples are held at Lincoln University stored at -20C. They include separate female and pup time series samples, all fully labelled. Please contact the investigator for more information or for access to the samples.
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Email: Barrell at lincoln.ac.nz
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Country: New Zealand
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Barrell, G.K. And Suttie, J.M. 1993. Comparison of some blood parameters of lactating and non-lactating Weddell seals. Proceedings of the Physiological Society of New Zealand 13: 19.
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