The High Cost of Motherhood: End-lactation Syndrome in Southern Sea Otters (enhydra Lutris Nereis) on the Central California Coast, Usa.

Abstract

Sea otters ( Enhydra lutris ) have exceptionally high energetic requirements, which nearly double during lactation and pup care. Thus, females are extremely vulnerable to caloric insufficiency. Despite a number of compensatory strategies, the metabolic challenge of reproduction culminates in numerous maternal deaths annually. Massive depletion of energy… (More)
DOI: 10.7589/2015-06-158

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@article{Chinn2016TheHC, title={The High Cost of Motherhood: End-lactation Syndrome in Southern Sea Otters (enhydra Lutris Nereis) on the Central California Coast, Usa.}, author={Sarah M Chinn and Melissa A. Miller and Martin T. Tinker and Michelle M. Staedler and Francesca I Batac and Erin M. Dodd and Laird A. Henkel}, journal={Journal of wildlife diseases}, year={2016}, volume={52 2}, pages={307-18} }