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Elephant Seal Research Group: Elephant Seals of the Falklands

This website presents information about a long-term behavioral ecology study of elephant seals in the Falkland Islands by the Elephant Seal Research Group (ESRG). The ESRG is "a small independent association of Italian researchers dedicated to the study of elephant seals." Begun in 1995, the research project is focused on the southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) of Sea Lion Island in the Falkland Islands. The website provides brief summaries of research activities including marking individuals, social behavior observation, male size and morphology, acoustic communication, and more. Summary information about the Sea Lion Island elephant seals population is included as well. The site contains downloadable copies of ESRG Scientific Papers and Reports as well as listings of Theses and Manuscripts. In addition, the site contains downloadable curricula vitae and email addresses for research team members. The site also links to a brief description of a second ESRG research study of northern elephant seals in Baja California, Mexico.
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Date of Scout Publication 1999-11-30
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