Sunday, 15 July 2018

Biologists show that female seals have consistent personalities

Whether bold or shy, seal personalities are steady over time, study says

Date: June 27, 2018
Source: University of Alberta

Female seals don't change their spots, according to a new study. In fact, individual differences in boldness remain consistent over time. The study is among the first to examine boldness in wild marine mammals in the burgeoning field of animal personality. Animal personality influences many ecological processes, like how individuals interact with other species or respond to changing environmental conditions.

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