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Positive social behaviours are induced and retained after oxytocin manipulations mimicking endogenous concentrations in a wild mammal
(2017-05-31) - Journal article
The neuropeptide hormone oxytocin modulates numerous social and parental behaviours across a wide range of species, including humans. We conducted manipulation experiments on wild grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) to determine ...
Conspecific recognition and aggression reduction to familiars in newly weaned, socially plastic mammals
(2015-08) - Journal article
Recognising conspecifics and behaving appropriately towards them is a crucial ability for many species. Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) show varying capabilities in this regard: mother-pup recognition has been demonstrated ...
Assessing the utility and limitations of accelerometers and machine learning approaches in classifying behaviour during lactation in a phocid seal
(2018-10-16) - Journal article
Background: Classifying behaviour with animal-borne accelerometers is quickly becoming a popular tool for remotely observing behavioural states in a variety of species. Most accelerometry work in pinnipeds has focused on ...
Rapid changes in Atlantic grey seal milk from birth to weaning – immune factors and indicators of metabolic strain
(2017-11-23) - Journal article
True seals have the shortest lactation periods of any group of placental mammal. Most are capital breeders that undergo short, intense lactations, during which they fast while transferring substantial proportions of their ...
Maternal oxytocin is linked to close mother-infant proximity in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)
(2015-12-23) - Journal article
Maternal behaviour is a crucial component of reproduction in all mammals; however the quality of care that mothers give to infants can vary greatly. It is vital to document variation in maternal behaviour caused by the ...
Intraseasonal temporal variation of reproductive effort for male grey seals
(2017-12) - Journal article
Reproductive skew in polygynous mating systems leads to variation in the mating strategies, or the tactics within strategies, adopted by individual males. For example, variation in the timing of reproductive effort might ...