Sexual Behavior of Male Northern Elephant Seals: III. the Mounting of Weaned Pups

Sexual Behavior of Male Northern Elephant Seals: III. the Mounting of Weaned Pups SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF MALE NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS: III. THE MOUNTING OF WEANED PUPS by NAOMI A. ROSE, CHARLES J. DEUTSCH AND BURNEY J. LE BOEUF1) (Department of Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, U.S.A.) (With 3 Figures) (Acc. 17-IX-1991) Introduction It is widely accepted that males are often so highly sexually motivated during reproductive periods that they will direct sexual behavior indiscriminately toward inappropriate objects such as conspecific juveniles, non-estrous females, and males, individuals of other species, and even inanimate objects (TRivERS, 1985; ALCOCK, 1984). Never- theless, this phenomenon has received more anecdotal attention than carefully documented study, perhaps because a low threshold for sexual arousal is considered a fundamental trait of the male sex (ORIANS, 1969) and generally appears to be low cost for the indiscriminate males and the objects of their attention. A few studies have shown that male sexual behavior directed toward conspecific juveniles can have considerable impact on the recipient (CAMPAGNA et al., 1988; COOK & HOWELLS, 1981; DALY & WILSON, 1981; ROBINSON, 1988). Because juveniles are generally small and relatively helpless, the result of these interactions may be severe injury or death. It is important, therefore, to direct more careful analysis http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behaviour Brill

Sexual Behavior of Male Northern Elephant Seals: III. the Mounting of Weaned Pups

Behaviour, Volume 119 (3-4): 171 – Jan 1, 1991

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© 1991 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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10.1163/156853991X00436
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SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF MALE NORTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS: III. THE MOUNTING OF WEANED PUPS by NAOMI A. ROSE, CHARLES J. DEUTSCH AND BURNEY J. LE BOEUF1) (Department of Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, U.S.A.) (With 3 Figures) (Acc. 17-IX-1991) Introduction It is widely accepted that males are often so highly sexually motivated during reproductive periods that they will direct sexual behavior indiscriminately toward inappropriate objects such as conspecific juveniles, non-estrous females, and males, individuals of other species, and even inanimate objects (TRivERS, 1985; ALCOCK, 1984). Never- theless, this phenomenon has received more anecdotal attention than carefully documented study, perhaps because a low threshold for sexual arousal is considered a fundamental trait of the male sex (ORIANS, 1969) and generally appears to be low cost for the indiscriminate males and the objects of their attention. A few studies have shown that male sexual behavior directed toward conspecific juveniles can have considerable impact on the recipient (CAMPAGNA et al., 1988; COOK & HOWELLS, 1981; DALY & WILSON, 1981; ROBINSON, 1988). Because juveniles are generally small and relatively helpless, the result of these interactions may be severe injury or death. It is important, therefore, to direct more careful analysis

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