As fish-eating predators at the top of the marine food chain, elephant seals accumulate high concentrations of mercury in their bodies a new study by scientists at uc santa cruz shows that. The physiological ecology and bioenergetics lab (pebl) is part of the conservation biology program of the department of biology at the university of central florida. Whales, seals, fish and man proceedings of the international symposium on the biology of marine mammals in the north east atlantic , 29 november-1 december 1994.
Marine biology is a learning and research field, and many marine biologists, therefore, work in coordination with universities and other educational institutions in fact, many marine biologists are also teachers and professors during the winter months when less work is being done in the field. Marine biology, conservation biology, conservation, marine ecology southern california bight marine mammal density and abundance from aerial surveys, 2008-2013 we conducted 18 aerial surveys for marine mammals in the southern california bight in the vicinity of san clemente. Harp seals (pagophilus groenlandicus) have evolved life history strategies to exploit seasonal sea ice as a breeding platform as such, individuals are prepared to deal with fluctuations in the quantity and quality of ice in their breeding areas it remains unclear, however, how shifts in climate.
Large increases of harp seals (phoca groenlandica) and hooded seals (cystophora cristata) on sable island, nova scotia, since 1995 polar biology 25: 562-568 lydersen, c and kovacs, k m 1999. Development of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism in cardiac and skeletal muscles from harp (pagophilus groenlandicus) and hooded (cystophora cristata) seals journal of experimental biology 213:740-748. Abstract analysis of air survey data has shown that from the 1960s to the 1990s the whelping grounds of the harp seal phoca groenlandica formed at the end of february through the first days of march in two regions of the white sea: in the eastern part of bassein and in gorlo.
The large harp seal population is thought to have relatively high genetic variation overall , but little is known about harp seal genetic diversity relative to historical times or across their full range, and high levels of exploitation (as many as 300,000 harp seals are harvested yearly in canada) or by-catch can reduce genetic diversity. Marine biology publishes original and internationally significant contributions from all fields of marine biology special emphasis is given to articles which promote the understanding of life in the sea, organism-environment interactions, interactions between organisms, and the functioning of the. An international team of researchers have learned that all the hooded seal populations in the world share the same genetic diversity researchers have discovered a new fact about hooded seals, a. The resulting list is a subjective snapshot of the most interesting marine biology research appearing in peerj today the authors of almost all of these articles also chose to make their peer-review history public, making them even more useful to the community. Seals and sea lions the majority of the studies on water and electrolyte balance in marine mammals have used pinnipeds, so most of the generalizations made about osmoregulation in marine mammals are derived from these data.
The stranding of a harp seal on the beach in the municipality of motril (southern spain) represents the ﬁrst record of this species in the mediterranean sea and the southernmost known report it was a male which reached the beach very tired. The foundation seeks to encourage and assist marine sciences and to date has supported over 180 research projects relating to aspects of the biology of marine vertebrates selected by our scientific advisory committee. Harp seals compared with common minke whales in the barents sea, marine biology research, the purpose of this paper is to use si and fa ana. The team behind the paper, first-authored by duke university marine conservation biology professor brian silliman, a harp seal on a north carolina beach, b) a grey wolf on the coast, c) a. Fur seal bibliography database this online bibliography is based on a 2006 publication which lists northern fur seal ( callorhinus ursinus ) literature available up to that time additional northern fur seal citations, literature, and related archival information are available in the marine mammal library's northern fur seal archive and the.
We regularly present at the meetings of the society of marine mammalogy, american physiological society, society for integrative and comparative biology, scientific conference on antarctic research, ocean sciences, and alaska marine science symposium, among others. The harp seal or saddleback seal, pagophilus groenlandicus is a species of earless seal, or true seal, native to the northernmost atlantic ocean and arctic ocean originally in the genus phoca with a number of other species, it was reclassified into the monotypic genus pagophilus in 1844. Annals of marine biology and research is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal that brings about latest research happenings in all the related fields of marine biology and oceanography.
Curaçao advanced marine biology: perfect the skills needed to be a marine biologist at the largest field station in the southern caribbean dive the pristine waters off curaçao and conduct your own research project while exploring your interest in marine biology. Sh: marine biology (bi 450) is a wic class where students spend the term at the hatfield marine science center in newport the class is divided into six one- to two-week sections, which focus on different topics and are taught by different faculty. Harp seal pups are taking a hit due to global warming, according to the first study of its kind ice-busting storms and warmer waters fueled by rising temperatures are diminishing the ice cover. Brianne and kristina worked with duke marine lab faculty tom schultz and dave johnston to investigate environmental and genetic factors that may affect harp seal stranding rates in the northeast they found a greater number of harp seal strandings, particularly of male yearlings, in years with low sea ice cover.