Alloparenting in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus): correlations with misdirected care and other observations

  title={Alloparenting in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus): correlations with misdirected care and other observations},
  author={John M. Maniscalco and Karin R. Harris and Shannon Atkinson and Pamela Parker},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
Alloparental care is rarely observed in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) where maternal care is extended to a single pup for up to 1 year or more. However, we observed 28 allonursing events and one case of adoption at a small breeding rookery in the western Gulf of Alaska between the years 2001 and 2005. Multiparous and primiparous females were observed nursing nonfilial individuals with equal frequency, but primiparous females spent significantly more time nursing nonfilial individuals… CONTINUE READING

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