Territorial behaviour in the Western Atlantic Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)

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Abstract

Virtually all published accounts of territorial behaviour in the Grey seal apply to breeding males only. Long-range field studies reveal, however, that lactating cows also maintain territories for a period of several weeks. During the summer months, adults and sub-adults have specific resting places to which they return each day at low water and which they defend against other individuals of their own species.

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