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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Climate of a South African fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) breeding island off the south-east coast of South Africa

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STEWARDSON C.L. ; PRVAN T. ; RITCHIE R.J. ;

Abstract

Bird Island in Algoa Bay supports a breeding colony of South African (Cape) fur seals. This is the easternmost extreme of their breeding range and is likely to be the most environmentally marginal of the existing fur seal colonies. Climatic conditions on Bird Island are analysed and issues of heat stroke and starvation examined. It is shown that modest (2°C) increases in average summer temperatures would greatly increase the number of potentially lethal hot days. - (AJC)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : South African geographical journal / ISSN 0373-6245 / CODEN SGEJAH

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (19)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 94, no1 [pp. 22-45]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 8 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7407

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