Barking, dominance, and territoriality in male sea lions.


Experiments in which male sea lions (Zalophus californianus) were removed and reintroduced into a social group demonstrate that barking by larger males restricts movement and barking by other smaller males. Barking and aggression were primarily directed toward animals of most nearly equal size. Two 6-year-olds seeking to establish and maintain territorial… (More)


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@article{Schusterman1968BarkingDA, title={Barking, dominance, and territoriality in male sea lions.}, author={Ronald J. Schusterman and Robert J. Dawson}, journal={Science}, year={1968}, volume={160 3826}, pages={434-6} }