To each its own: Thermoregulatory strategy varies among neonatal polar phocids.

@article{Pearson2014ToEI,
  title={To each its own: Thermoregulatory strategy varies among neonatal polar phocids.},
  author={Linnea E. Pearson and Heather E. M. Liwanag and Mike O. Hammill and Jennifer M. Burns},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={178},
  pages={59-67}
}
Cold environmental conditions and small body size promote heat loss and may create thermoregulatory challenges for marine mammals born in polar regions. However, among polar-born phocid seal species there are variations in physical attributes and environmental conditions at birth, allowing for an interesting contrast in thermoregulatory strategy. We… CONTINUE READING