Thermal limits in young northern fur seals , Callorhinus ursinus

@inproceedings{Dvid2014ThermalLI,
  title={Thermal limits in young northern fur seals , Callorhinus ursinus},
  author={D{\'a}vid and A. Shuler and Rosen},
  year={2014}
}
The thermoregulatory abilities of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) during their first two years in the frigid waters of the North Pacific Ocean may limit their geographic distribution and alter the costs for exploiting different species of prey. We determined the thermoneutral zone of six young northern fur seals by measuring their metabolism in ambient air and controlled water temperatures (0°C–12°C) from ages 8 to 24 mo. We found that the ambient air temperatures within our study… CONTINUE READING

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