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Foraging strategies and lifetime fitness in northern elephant seals

Citation

Costa, Daniel et al. (2022), Foraging strategies and lifetime fitness in northern elephant seals, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.7291/D1T685

Abstract

We collected 25 years of demographic, foraging route, diving, and diet data from northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) to determine the influence of behavioral strategies and mass gain during 8-month foraging trips on reproduction, survival, and lifetime reproductive success.

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Funding

National Science Foundation