Males in the shade: habitat use and sexual segregation in the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki)

@article{Wolf2005MalesIT,
  title={Males in the shade: habitat use and sexual segregation in the Gal{\'a}pagos sea lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki)},
  author={J. Wolf and G. Kauermann and F. Trillmich},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={293-302}
}
  • J. Wolf, G. Kauermann, F. Trillmich
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • In many sexually dimorphic species adult sexes tend to segregate socially, spatially, or in habitat use. Several hypotheses have been formulated regarding underlying mechanisms. We investigated terrestrial habitat use and sexual segregation in a tropical otariid, the Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki), where most of the hypotheses can be ruled out a priori. Factors relating to thermoregulation and costs of locomotion were of prime importance for habitat use. Habitats… CONTINUE READING
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