Standard metabolic rate at the surface and during trained submersions in adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus).

@article{Hurley2001StandardMR,
  title={Standard metabolic rate at the surface and during trained submersions in adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus).},
  author={Jason Hurley and Daniel P Costa},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={204 Pt 19},
  pages={3273-81}
}
The metabolic rate (MR) of four adult California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), two males and two females, was quantified during trained submersion and stationing behavior in laboratory tanks. MR was measured, at rest and for single submersions of increasing duration (1-7 min), by measuring oxygen consumption using open-circuit, indirect calorimetry. Standard MR was measured under conditions defined for basal MR and was found to be 1.9 to 3 times that predicted for terrestrial animals of… CONTINUE READING
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