Size, dominance and copulatory success in male northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris

@article{Haley1994SizeDA,
  title={Size, dominance and copulatory success in male northern elephant seals, Mirounga angustirostris
},
  author={Michael P. Haley and Charles J. Deutsch and Burney J. Le Boeuf},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1994},
  volume={48},
  pages={1249-1260}
}
Abstract Abstract. The relationship between size, dominance and copulatory success was investigated in male northern elephant seals to determine the importance of size in male intra-sexual competition for mates. The study was conducted over four breeding seasons at the Ano Nuevo rookery in central California. Mass was estimated using a photogrammetrical technique in three seasons and measured directly in one. Copulatory success was positively correlated with size (mass and length). This… 

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