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A bald encounter : hairless southern sea lion at the Falkland Islands

Pistorius, P. A. and Baylis, A. M. M 2011, A bald encounter : hairless southern sea lion at the Falkland Islands, Polar biology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 145-147, doi: 10.1007/s00300-010-0860-6.

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Title A bald encounter : hairless southern sea lion at the Falkland Islands
Author(s) Pistorius, P. A.
Baylis, A. M. M
Journal name Polar biology
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Start page 145
End page 147
Total pages 3
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0722-4060
1432-2056
Keyword(s) otaria flavescens
Sea Lion Island
hairless
pelage
Summary A hairless adult male southern sea lion (Otaria flavescens) was sighted at Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands, on the 14th of August 2009. The sea lion was observed on several further occasions and was defending a small harem consisting of four females. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an apparently healthy sea lion being entirely hairless with the exception of vibrissae on the muzzle.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s00300-010-0860-6
Field of Research 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053397

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