Change in plasma cortisol and metabolites during the attendance period ashore in fasting lactating subantarctic fur seals.

@article{Guinet2004ChangeIP,
  title={Change in plasma cortisol and metabolites during the attendance period ashore in fasting lactating subantarctic fur seals.},
  author={Christophe Guinet and N Servera and Stephan Mangin and J. Y. Georges and Andr{\'e} Lacroix},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={523-31}
}
Lactating fur seals (Arctocephalus tropicalis) alternate foraging trips at sea and pup attendance periods ashore. During the onshore nursing periods, lactating females do not have access to food and meet both their own metabolic requirements and milk production from their body reserve. Blood and milk samples were collected from females captured soon after their arrival ashore from a foraging trip and before their departure. Milk lipid but not milk protein content was positively related to the… CONTINUE READING
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