Ontogeny of Diving Behaviour in the Galápagos Fur Seal

@article{Horning1997OntogenyOD,
  title={Ontogeny of Diving Behaviour in the Gal{\'a}pagos Fur Seal},
  author={Markus Horning and Fritz Trillmich},
  journal={Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={134},
  pages={1211-1257}
}
We studied the ontogeny of diving behaviour in the Galapagos fur seal (Arctocephalus galapagoensis, Heller 1904). Six-month-old seals spent less than 12% of observation time at sea and were entirely dependent on maternal milk for nutrition. Maximum dive depths for this age group averaged 5.6 m, maximum durations 50 s (N = 12). Modal swim speeds averaged 0.55 m/s; maximum observed swim speeds ranged from 0.9-2 m/s (N = 5). Six-month-old seals swam distances of 2.9 km/24 hrs on average (N = 5… 
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