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THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOUR OF SOUTHERN SEA LIONS 73 are particularly important cooling organs ( BARTHOLOMEW & WILKE

@inproceedings{Campagna2009THERMOREGULATORYBO,
  title={THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOUR OF SOUTHERN SEA LIONS 73 are particularly important cooling organs ( BARTHOLOMEW & WILKE},
  author={C. Campagna and B. L. Boeuf and J. C. Lopez},
  year={2009}
}
Sea lions and fur seals, the Otariidae, are adapted to avoid heat loss while foraging in cold water. The body surface is insulated with a thick layer of fat and, in the fur seals, by dense pelage. Heat loss may also be reduced by shunting of blood from the periphery and by counter-current heat exchange (TARASOFF & FISHER, 1970). These morphological features that serve heat conservation at sea pose problems for the animals during reproduction on land. During hot weather, the animals must augment… CONTINUE READING

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