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Natal philopatry, ranging behavior, and habitat selection of juvenile bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida

Katherine A. McHugh, Jason B. Allen, Aaron A. Barleycorn and Randall S. Wells.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 10650 words.

Movement patterns and habitat selection are influenced by factors such as resource availability, predation risk, and social interactions, and the relative importance of each of these...

Dusky Dolphins Influence Prey Accessibility for Seabirds in Admiralty Bay, New Zealand

Robin L. Vaughn, Bernd Würsig, Deborah S. Shelton, Lori L. Timm and Leslie A. Watson.

in Journal of Mammalogy

August 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 5782 words.

Although seabirds frequently aggregate with feeding delphinids, the benefits to seabirds of feeding with dolphins have been rarely reported. We examined how dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus...

Temporal variations in Hudson Bay ringed seal (Phoca hispida) life-history parameters in relation to environment

Magaly Chambellant, Ian Stirling, William A. Gough and Steven H. Ferguson.

in Journal of Mammalogy

February 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 10951 words.

We related temporal variation in the environment to demographic parameters and body condition of ringed seals (Phoca hispida) in Hudson Bay, near the southern limit of the species'...

A general expression for the reproductive value of information

Rebecca K. Pike, John M. McNamara and Alasdair I. Houston.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 8810 words.

Information transfer and utilization is ubiquitous in nature. Animals can increase their reproductive value by changing their behavior in light of new information. Previous work has shown...

Prey Selection by Marine-Coastal River Otters (Lontra canadensis) in Newfoundland, Canada

D. Cote, H. M. J. Stewart, R. S. Gregory, J. Gosse, J. J. Reynolds, G. B. Stenson and E. H. Miller.

in Journal of Mammalogy

August 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6525 words.

Previous studies have suggested that diets of river otters (Lontra canadensis) vary in response to seasonal shifts in prey availability, and that they select slowly moving fish of moderate...

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Food Habits of Finless Porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides in Western Kyushu, Japan

Miki Shirakihara, Kenji Seki, Akira Takemura, Kunio Shirakihara, Hideyoshi Yoshida and Takeshi Yamazaki.

in Journal of Mammalogy

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6111 words.

We examined the stomach contents of 87 finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in the Ariake Sound–Tachibana Bay area and Omura Bay in western Kyushu, Japan, between 1987 and 1992....

Habitat associations of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) in a soft- and mixed-sediment benthos in Alaska

Andrea K. Gilkinson, Shannon E. Finerty, Frederick Weltz, Timothy M. Dellapenna and Randall W. Davis.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 5942 words.

We investigated the habitat associations of sea otters (Enhydra lutris) during resting and feeding in an area with a predominately soft- and mixed-sediment benthos supporting infaunal prey...

Comments in response to “Estimating the energetic contribution of polar bear (Ursus maritimus) summer diets to the total energy budget” by Dyck and Kebreab (2009)

Karyn D. Rode, James D. Reist, Elizabeth Peacock and Ian Stirling.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 5387 words.

Dyck and Kebreab (2009) analyzed the required summer intake of arctic char, ringed seal blubber, and berries that polar bears must consume to maintain their body mass during a summer...

A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Vietnam

Vu Dinh Thong, Sebastien J. Puechmaille, Annette Denzinger, Christian Dietz, Gabor Csorba, Paul J. J. Bates, Emma C. Teeling and Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler.

in Journal of Mammalogy

February 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6940 words.

A new species of Hipposideros is described from Vietnam. Morphologically, it is similar to taxa in the Hipposideros armiger complex but is substantially smaller. The new species, which has...

Notes on the Phalangerid marsupial genus Spilocuscus, with Description of a New Species from Papua

Kristofer M. Helgen and Timothy F. Flannery.

in Journal of Mammalogy

October 2004; p ublished online October 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 5120 words.

A new small-bodied species of spotted cuscus is described from Biak and Supiori, neighboring oceanic islands in Cenderawasih Bay, northwest New Guinea. The nonvolant mammal fauna of...

Age- and sex-specific survival estimates incorporating tag loss for New Zealand sea lions, Phocarctos hookeri

B. Louise Chilvers and Darryl I. MacKenzie.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 7906 words.

The estimation of life-history parameters for a threatened species is important for understanding its biology and helping to determine management options. This research investigates age-...

Insular arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii) of the North Pacific: indigenous or exotic?

Joseph A. Cook, Aren A. Eddingsaas, Janet L. Loxterman, Steve Ebbert and S. O. MacDonald.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 8360 words.

We lack critical information for oceanic archipelagos worldwide related to the origin and status of insular faunas. In southwestern Alaska, in particular, a need exists to tease apart...

Indirect evidence of prey-switching in minks: empirical evidence, theoretical modeling, and spatial drivers

Mekala Sundaram, Janna R. Willoughby and Bradley J. Swanson.

in Journal of Mammalogy

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 8443 words.

A spatial gradient in the interactions between American minks (Neovison vison) and muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus) occurs in the Hudson's Bay Company fur harvest returns of Canada. Evidence...

Parturition site selection in moose (Alces alces): evidence for social structure

Kevin E. Colson, Kevin S. White and Kris J. Hundertmark.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 8600 words.

Female natal philopatry has often been implicated as an important factor in moose (Alces alces) home range formation, with many populations showing behavioral evidence of sympatric home...

A case of epimeletic behavior and associated acoustic records of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis)

Zhaolong Cheng, Matthew K Pine, Shiang-Lin Huang, Ding Wang, Haiping Wu and Kexiong Wang.

in Journal of Mammalogy

October 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 5869 words.

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Several cetacean species have demonstrated epimeletic behavior that relies on the tight social bonds between conspecifics. These behaviors and the...

Efficacy of subcutaneous VHF implants and remote telemetry monitoring to assess survival rates in harbor seals

Gail M. Blundell, Anne A. Hoover-Miller, Christine A. Schmale, Rachel K. Berngartt and Shawna A. Karpovich.

in Journal of Mammalogy

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 11043 words.

A long-term study to compare harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) survival rates between 2 study areas was conducted in Alaska, in Glacier Bay (GB) and Prince William Sound (PWS)....

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Dental Divergence Supports Species Status of the Extinct Sea Mink (Carnivora: Mustelidae: Neovison macrodon)

Rebecca A. Sealfon.

in Journal of Mammalogy

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 9370 words.

The sea mink (Neovison macrodon (Prentiss, 1903): Mustelinae) was an unusual late-Cenozoic example of an organism that had rapidly evolved toward a marine niche. Except for the otters, it...

Whistles as Potential Indicators of Stress in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

H. Carter Esch, Laela S. Sayigh, James E. Blum and Randall S. Wells.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 10263 words.

We examined the possibility that parameters of bottlenose dolphin signature whistles may serve as indicators of stress. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota Bay, Florida,...

Blubber Deposition during Ontogeny in Free-Ranging Bottlenose Dolphins: Balancing Disparate Roles of Insulation and Locomotion

Shawn R. Noren and Randall S. Wells.

in Journal of Mammalogy

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6805 words.

Blubber is a critical component of thermoregulation for marine mammals, particularly for cetaceans. However, the cost of overcoming blubber’s buoyant force during descent could constrain...

Hibernation and seasonal fasting in bears: the energetic costs and consequences for polar bears

Charles T. Robbins, Claudia Lopez-Alfaro, Karyn D. Rode, Øivind Tøien and O. Lynne Nelson.

in Journal of Mammalogy

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Animal Ecology; Animal Physiology; Mammalogy. 6758 words.

Global warming has the potential to reduce arctic sea ice and thereby increase the length of summer-fall fasting when polar bears (Ursus maritimus) lose access to most marine mammals. To...