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- Riet-Sapriza, Federico G.; Duignan, Pádraig J.; Chilvers, B. Louise; Wilkinson, Ian S.; Lopez-Villalobos, Nicolás; Mackenzie, Duncan D. S.; MacGibbon, Alastair; Costa, Dan P.; Gales, Nick
- Journal of mammalogy 2012 v.93 no.4 pp. 1006-1016
- Phocarctos hookeri, etc ; body condition; breeding; early lactation; energy content; females; fisheries; food availability; islands; lipids; milk; milk fat; milk quality; population dynamics; pups; reproductive success; statistical models; Show all 17 Subjects
- ... In this study 308 milk samples were collected and analyzed from 181 individual female New Zealand sea lions (NZ sea lions; Phocarctos hookeri) breeding on Enderby Island (Auckland Islands). Samples were collected from the 1st part of early lactation (January and February) over a period of 7 years (1997, 1999–2003, and 2005). The effect of year, month, and maternal characteristics (body mass, body ...