Evidence of a maternal foraging cycle resembling that of otariid seals in a small phocid
, the harbor seal.
Mass and energy transfer during lactation in a small phocid
, the harbor seal (Phoca vitulina).
The occurrence of the phocid seals along the coast of Japan and possible dispersal of pups.
Trophic relationships among ice-inhabiting phocid seals and functionally related marine mammals in the Chukchi Sea.
The Pacific harbor seal (hereafter referred to as the harbor seal) is a small phocid
seal common to waters along the west coast of North America.
herpesvirus-2, and phocine distemper virus in harbor seals from Alaska, 1976-1999.
This annual rate of increase indicates that either some factor or factors are still limiting the growth rate of this population or that the growth potential of this otariid is less than the theoretical maximum, which was derived from phocid
population growth rates.
Although adult SSLs are larger than many species of phocid seals, phocids have much shorter lactation periods and their pups grow at a more accelerated rate than do otariids.
Maternal investment and neonatal growth in phocid seals.
Interpretation of otoliths in stomach content analyses of phocid
seals quantifying fish consumption.
in the tropics that should not exist, "balanced on an evolutionary knife edge," are Cayaba seals, Monarchus manachus, Mediterranean monk seals that mysteriously appear in Caribbean waters (as witnessed in The New Moon's Arms 111-112).