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Energy metabolism of Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) during the lactation period
(Lincoln University, 2003)
Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) give birth on antarctic fast ice in the austral spring and nurse their pups for six to seven weeks. Lactating Weddell seals lose body mass rapidly and may lose almost half of their ...
Aspects of energy metabolism during lactation in Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddelli): A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours at Lincoln University
(Lincoln University, 1995)
During the lactation period, Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellil) maintain low plasma levels of ketone bodies (<0.2 mmol.l⁻¹ ) in spite of substantial mobilisation of adipose tissue. Two different hypotheses have been ...