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Elephant Seal Cow and Pup on South African Coast

Naturevolume 175pages10001001 (1955) | Download Citation

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AN elephant seal cow with new-born pup was found on the remote Bredasdorp coast near Cape Agulhas (Cape Province) by one of us (H. B. D. K.) on October 6, 1953. The cow was suckling her black pup, estimated at three or four days old. Colour photographs were taken of the two animals, which were identified as Mirounga leonina Linneus.

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    Laws, R. M., Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, Sci. Rep. 8 (1953).

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  1. Genetics Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

    • H. B. D. KETTLEWELL
  2. University of Cape Town

    • B. RAND

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