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Title: Aggressive interactions of the California sea lion Zalophus Californianus
Student Author(s): Fallon, Theodore, Jr.
Faculty Advisor(s): Wagenbach, Gary
Pages: 28
Location: Research Reports Carleton College Biology 212
Date: March 1976
Abstract: The aggressive behaviors of the California sea lion was examined with references to its components, sequence and ontongeny. Still pictures were taken and recordings were made of aggressive encounters. Analysis of these recordings revealed correlations between behaviors and a difference between sexually mature and immature males. It was concluded that sexually mature males have a more ritualized and more stereotyped behavior than do young males.