Male-male Competition and Reproductive Success in Elephant Seals

@article{Boeuf1974MalemaleCA,
  title={Male-male Competition and Reproductive Success in Elephant Seals},
  author={Burney J. Le Boeuf},
  journal={Integrative and Comparative Biology},
  year={1974},
  volume={14},
  pages={163-176}
}
  • B. L. Boeuf
  • Published 1974
  • Biology
  • Integrative and Comparative Biology
Male-male competition and reproductive success of northern elephant seals, Mirounga augustirostris , was studied for six consecutive breeding seasons at Ano Nuevo Island, California. The conclusions were as follows: (i) Less than one third of the males in residence copulate during a breeding season. A few males are responsible for the majority of copulations, (ii) The number and age of males copulating varies with: (a) harem location and topography, (b) the number of estrous females in the… Expand
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