Parent–offspring and sibling conflict in Galápagos fur seals and sea lions

@article{Trillmich2007ParentoffspringAS,
  title={Parent–offspring and sibling conflict in Gal{\'a}pagos fur seals and sea lions},
  author={F. Trillmich and J. Wolf},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={363-375}
}
  • F. Trillmich, J. Wolf
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Parent–offspring conflict theory is well supported by theoretical arguments. However, empirical observations are often difficult to interpret and have contradicted one of its most appealing predictions that parent and offspring should disagree over killing of nest or littermates. We present the first examples of deadly conflict between siblings of different cohorts. In Galápagos fur seals (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) and sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki), mothers often wean their single… CONTINUE READING
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