First confirmed record of a leucistic Antarctic fur seal pup born outside the Scotia Arc Islands

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dc.contributor.author Wege, Mia
dc.contributor.author Postma, Martin
dc.contributor.author Tosh, Cheryl A.
dc.contributor.author De Bruyn, P.J. Nico
dc.contributor.author Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-26T10:32:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-26T10:32:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04
dc.description.abstract A leucistic Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) pup was born on subantarctic Marion Island during the austral summer of 2010/2011. This is the first confirmed record of a leucistic fur seal pup born outside the Scotia Arc islands. Additionally, we report on a leucistic adult female Antarctic fur seal producing typical black pups for five non-consecutive summers on Marion Island. The birth of a leucistic pup, together with the multiple black pups produced by the leucistic female, suggests that the recessive genes responsible for leucism are now entrenched within the Marion Island population. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-04-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Science and Technology, through the National Research Foundation (South Africa). en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://link.springer.com/journal/300 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Wege, M, Postma, M, Tosh, CA, De Bruyn, PJN & Bester, MN 2015, 'First confirmed record of a leucistic Antarctic fur seal pup born outside the Scotia Arc Islands', Polar Biology, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 569-571. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4060 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1432-2056 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s00300-014-1573-z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/44185
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.The original publication is available at : http://link.springer.comjournal/300. en_ZA
dc.subject Leucism en_ZA
dc.subject Arctocephalus gazella en_ZA
dc.subject Marion Island en_ZA
dc.subject Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) en_ZA
dc.title First confirmed record of a leucistic Antarctic fur seal pup born outside the Scotia Arc Islands en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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