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Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to provide iron to pups; climate change could add vulnerability

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A new WHOI-led study shows that during lactation, female Weddell seals provide so much iron to their pups that the mothers then need to dramatically limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities. Post-partum female dive durations declined, and late summer dives were the shortest in duration when compared to the rest of the year.
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Weddell seal moms sacrifice their diving capacity to provide iron to their pups: Climate change could make seals more vulnerable

Weddell seals, which are excellent divers, provide so much iron to their pups during lactation, that the mothers dramatically limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Weddell seal moms sacrifice diving capacity to provide iron to pups; climate change could add vulnerability

Weddell seals are excellent divers, and provide so much iron to their pups during lactation that the mothers dramatically limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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Weddell Seal Moms Sacrifice Their Diving Capacity to Provide Iron to Their Pups: Climate Change Could Make Seals More Vulnerable

Weddell seals, which are excellent divers, provide so much iron to their pups during lactation, that the mothers dramatically limit their own diving and underwa

2 months ago·Charlottesville, United States
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Weddell seal moms sacrifice their diving capacity to provide iron to their pups

Weddell seals, which are excellent divers, during lactation provide so much iron to their pups that the mothers then dramatically limit their own diving and underwater foraging capabilities.

2 months ago
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