Underwater recordings of Weddell seal calls recorded as a indication of male attributes, both inter and intra-sexual interactions during the breeding season in Weddell seals
Entry ID: K027_1997_2001_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: To determine if male weddell seal calls reveal information on male attributes, recordings of major Weddell call types from all of the sampled males at the Turtlerock colony was correlated with measurements taken during capture. To examine the call function, with respect to intra and inter sexual activities, under water playback and video monitoring techniques were used. Two playback experiments ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.73   S: -77.73   E: 166.85   W: 166.85

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-11-09
Stop Date: 1997-12-20
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ISO Topic Category
Quality All of the bioacoustic data is held by the investigator Professor Joe Waas:

Department of Biological Science
University of Waikato
Hamilton
New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 838 4148
Fax: +64 7 838 4324
Email: J.Waas@waikato.ac.nz

All of the remaining blood and tissue samples are held by Dr Rob Harcourt:

Centre for Integrative Study of Animal Behaviour
Macquarie University
Sydney, New South Wales, 2109
Australia
Phone: +61 2 9850 7970
Fax: +61 2 9850 7972
Email: rharcour@gse.mq.edu.au
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4148
Fax: +64 7 838 4324
Email: J.Waas at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
21 RUAKURA ROAD
C/- MAIL CENTRE
THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
City: HAMILTON
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Harcourt, R., Kingston, J., Cameron, M., Waas, J. and Hindell, M. 2007. Paternity analysis shows experience, not age, enhances mating success in an aquatically mating pinniped, the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 643-652.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-27
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