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University of Chicago Press Journals

Fur Seal

Caption: A study published in the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology found that changing weather conditions can impact the metabolic rates of fur seal pups. Climate models predict windier and wetter conditions in Antarctica in the coming years, and that could cause young seals to assign more energy to thermoregulation, leaving less available for growth and development.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology/University of Chicago Press

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