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Behaviour of Pinnipeds

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The digit and digit formats both work. Cited by: About this book The reverse order of events is improper: a particular class of animals should not be studied for its own sake. In the case of the Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, fur seals and walruses) the organism and the problem are essentially the same.

Pinnipeds inhabit most aquatic environments including estuaries and continental shelves, tropical seas, the deep ocean, Arctic and Antarctic polar seas.

Pinniped species range over four orders of magnitude in abundance, from the harp seal at about 18 million to the Mediterranean monk seal with fewer than some few hundred individuals.

Get this from a library. The Behaviour of pinnipeds. [Deane Renouf;] -- Examines the behaviour of Pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, fur seals and walruses) from the point of view of evolution and mechanism.

The Behaviour of Pinnipeds by Deane Renouf,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Behaviour of Pinnipeds: Deane Renouf: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The evolution of Pinniped behaviour and the mechanisms which underlie it are a consequence of having to cope with two seemingly incompatible sets of environmental constraints.

The physiological adaptations for concomitant functioning in two media with very different physical characteristics have produced correlated behav­ ioural modifications. Get this from a library. The Behaviour of Pinnipeds. [Deane Renouf] -- We teach our students of behavioural science that one first defines a research problem, and then the most appropriate animal Behaviour of Pinnipeds book selected to investigate hypotheses.

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This chapter looks at the interplay between anatomy, physiology, environment and behaviour in producing the social and individual behaviours observed in a broad range of pinnipeds. Because pinniped behaviour and environmental parameters are more easily observed than physiological mechanisms are delineated, the contribution of physiology must Cited by: Pinnipeds, commonly known as seals, are a widely distributed and diverse clade of carnivorous, fin-footed, semiaquatic marine comprise the extant families Odobenidae (whose only living member is the walrus), Otariidae (the eared seals: sea lions and fur seals), and Phocidae (the earless seals, or true seals).

There are 33 extant species of pinnipeds, and more than 50 extinct Class: Mammalia. History of North American pinnipeds, a monograph of the walruses, sea-lions, sea-bears and seals of North America by J A.

Allen | Aug 2, Paperback. Pinnipeds in Captivity. Seals and sea lions are common and widespread within the animal display industry. Many zoos, aquaria, and marine parks exhibit seals and sea lions, often presenting public seal shows; these exhibits and shows are among the most popular zoo attractions.

Start studying Social Behavior of Pinnipeds (Biology of Marine Mammals).

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Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Discusses the adaptation, evolution, classification, distribution, ecology, behavior, communication, and learning of seals, sea lions and walruses.

A SUMMARY OF PINNIPED ADAPTATIONS FOR A MARINE AND LAND EXISTENCE. Pinnipeds (including elephant seals, harbor seals, sea lions, and fur seals) are amphibious mammals, necessitating a wide range of adaptations to live both in the ocean and on land. In the case of e-sealsFile Size: 36KB.

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Buy The Behaviour of Pinnipeds by Deane Renouf from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Book Edition: Ed. Seals, Sea Lions, and Walrus: Pinnipeds. Pinnipeds are carnivores that have adapted to an amphibious marine existence.

They forage at sea but most come ashore or onto ice at some time of the year to mate, give birth, suckle their young, or to molt. Studying mammals: Return to the water 1 The pinnipeds, sirenians and cetaceans As you work through this course you will come across boxes, like this one, which give you advice about the study skills that you will be developing as you progress through the course.

Pinnipeds—fur seals and sea lions, walruses and seals—are one of three major clades of modern marine mammals, having a fossil record going back at least to the late Oligocene (27–25 Ma—millions of years before present).

The earliest pinnipeds were aquatic carnivores with well. Pinniped, (suborder Pinnipedia), any of a group of 34 species of aquatic fin-footed mammals comprising seals, sea lions, and the walrus.

Pinnipeds live only in rich marine environments and a few inland or tropical freshwater systems. Shaped like torpedoes, pinnipeds have wide torsos and narrower. Baculum length and copulatory behaviour in carnivores and pinnipeds (Grand Order Ferae) Article in Journal of Zoology (1) - 76 May with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Alan Dixson.

Their name being derived from the Latin words 'pinna' ('fin', 'flap' or 'wing') and 'pedis' ('foot'), there are 33 living species of the 'fin-footed' pinnipeds, distributed mainly in polar, sub-polar and temperate waters. Unlike whales and dolphins, pinnipeds share their time between the water and the land (or ice), generally hauling out on land in order to mate, rest, give birth and moult.

In pinnipeds, there is general agreement that the distribution of key resources favors the tendency of females to aggregate and is a primary factor in the evolution of polygyny (reviewed by Boness, ; Le Boeuf, ; Stirling, ). Females prefer pupping sites that are close to feeding areas, offer protection from predators and storms, and Cited by: Social Behaviour In Animals Preview this book individuals known larger lekking less limited living males mammals mating move nest observed occurs organization pack parental period pinnipeds played population position predators predictable present prey probably produce range reduced relatively remain reproductive researchers resource.

Regional variation in the axial skeleton of pinnipeds (seals and walruses) and its correlation with aquatic locomotory behaviour is examined using vertebral functional profiles. The results demonstrate clear morpho-functional differences in the thoracolumbar region of modern pinnipeds (Phocidae, Otariidae, Odobenus) that can be strongly linked Cited by: A review of social recognition in pinnipeds Stephen J.

Insley 1, Alana V. Phillips 2 and Isabelle Charrier 3 1 Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, San Diego, CA, USA.

Pinnipeds are flippered marine mammals belonging to three related families in the order Carnivora, the Phocidae (earless seals or true seals), the Otariidae (eared seals, including sea lions and fur seals), and Odobenidae (walrus).

Subcategories. This category has the following 18 subcategories, out of 18 total. The Pinnipeds book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Discusses the adaptation, evolution, classification, distribution, eco 4/5.

Buy The Behaviour of Pinnipeds by Deane Renouf (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Free UK delivery on eligible orders. Ethology is the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually with a focus on behaviour under natural conditions, and viewing behaviour as an evolutionarily adaptive trait.

Behaviourism as a term also describes the scientific and objective study of animal behaviour, usually referring to measured responses to stimuli or to trained behavioural responses in a laboratory context. Pinnipeds are the seals and their relatives, a group of semi-aquatic marine Pinnipedia is in the Order are three seal families: Odobenidae (), Otariidae (eared seals, including sea lions and fur seals), and Phocidae ().

Seals are sleek-bodied and barrel-shaped. Their bodies are well adapted to the aquatic habitat where they spend most of their lives. The final group of pinnipeds, and therefor the final group in the Book of Carnivora, are the true seals. There are 18 species of true seals in the world, most living in relatively northern or southern latitudes.

Differing from the eared seals, true seals of course have no external ears, and have a .Pinnipeds are carnivorous marine mammals that have “finned back feet,” similar to the fins used by a scuba diver.

The Latin-derived word “pinniped” literally means “finned-foot.” Pinnipeds include three groups of mammals living today; namely, sea lions, seals, and .View Notes - Pinniped behavior from ACCT at George Mason University.

Pinniped Behavior Seal behavior can be split into two categories: BEHAVIOR ON .