Variation in behavioral responses of the South American sea lion to tourism disturbance: implications for tourism management.

@inproceedings{Pavez2015VariationIB,
  title={Variation in behavioral responses of the South American sea lion to tourism disturbance: implications for tourism management.},
  author={Guido Pavez and Lily Mu{\~n}oz and Fernanda Barilari and Maritza Sep{\'u}lveda},
  year={2015}
}
Due to the highly predictable patterns of occupancy on land, pinnipeds are one of the main marine resources observed by tourists, which, in turn, could strongly perturb their behavior. We analyzed the behavioral responses of the South American sea lion (Otaria byronia) to the presence of tourists and its variation according to temporal (2012 vs. 2013 austral summer months), spatial (breeding vs. nonbreeding sites of the colony), and age/sex class (adult males vs. subadult males vs. females… CONTINUE READING