Reproductive cycles of marine mammals.

Abstract

Marine mammals conform to the general mammalian reproductive system centered on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Most marine mammals are long-lived and of large body size with lesser reproductive rates than many other animals, a consequence of their interaction with the marine environment where the demands of acquiring resources from the ocean must… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2010.08.021

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