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- The gray seals of Muskeget. Kelley, Ken // Yankee;Feb93, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p30
Reports on the birthing habit of gray seals in Muskeget Island. Number; Avoidance of human contact.
- Seals forced to choose between perils of sun and sea. Barnett, Adrian // New Scientist;8/8/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1833, p15
Reports on a study by Peter Watts of the University of British Columbia on why seals lie out on beaches. His findings; Harm that this way of life poses to seals; How harbor seals avoid overheating.
- Aggressive behaviour of an adult male Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) towards a great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Stewardson, C.L.; Brett, M. // African Zoology;Apr2000, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p147
Presents information on a study of aggressive behavior of an adult male Cape fur seal towards a great white shark. Aggressive tendencies during the breeding season; Paternal role; Mobbing of predators.
- DEADLY BEAUTY. // National Geographic;Nov2006, Vol. 210 Issue 5, p68
The article presents photographs of leopard seals. The seals can be dangerous, playing with their prey, often young penguins, for hours before eating them. They are dedicated hunters who will stalk, threaten and kill, tearing their prey with their teeth and attracting other prey with the...
- Mother's voice recognition by seal pups. Charrier, Isabelle; Mathevon, Nicolas; Jouventin, Pierre // Nature;8/30/2001, Vol. 412 Issue 6850, p873
Reports the ability of the seal puppies in recognizing their mother's voice. Information on the life cycle of fur seals; Evolution of puppies' behavioral responses; Efficiency of the puppies' learning ability.
- Nelson's Column. Nelson, Sue // Biologist;Aug2010, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p107
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses an article on the major advances in biology, a variety of life sciences research and the final word column by Mark Downs, the Society of Biology's chief executive officer (CEO).
- weird science. Luntz, Stephen // Australasian Science;Mar2002, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p48
Presents an update on science as of March 2002. Need for volunteers for a study on muscular atrophy by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Tests on inflammatory airway disease in horses; Behavior of fur seals.
- Seals. Brewer, Duncan // Mammals (1-59084-467-X);2003, p21
Male southern elephant seals have inflatable snouts. Leopard seals are the only seals known to make unprovoked attacks on humans. When a seal dives deep its heart rate slows. Crab-eater seals have special teeth that they use like strainers. INSET: STAR FACT.
- Three-dimensional movements within individual dives by ringed seals (Phoca hispida). Simpkins, Michael A.; Kelly, Brendan P.; Wartzok, Douglas // Canadian Journal of Zoology;Aug2001, Vol. 79 Issue 8, p1455
We analyzed the three-dimensional movements within individual dives of five freely swimming ringed seals (Phoca hispida). We divided dives into a series of moves, each of which represented continuous movement in one direction, and evaluated several three-dimensional movement variables to...