5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Pinniped Migration
- What causes marine mammal strandings?
- Where would a map be stored in the brain
- Musk Ox
- Belding's Ground Squirrels relative
- a Many species of seals and sea lions migrate thousands of kilometers each year from island breeding and molting sites to feeding areas.
- b The hippocampus
- c In Belding's ground squirrels,
females are philopatric and
engage in altruistic alarm calling,
whereas males who disperse
away from relatives do not make
alarm calls. This suggests an optimal
inbreeding strategy in which
matings between close relatives
are avoided, but matings with
Belding's ground squirrel
more distant relatives are favored.
- d Musk oxen form lines of defense
against wolf attacks.
- e Many marine mammal
strandings have been associated with changes in the earth's
magnetic field possibly due to solar flares or areas of magnetic
5 Multiple choice questions
- how old the seafloor is in millions of years.
- Minimum pack size is 5,
more than that and some can stay
back. This minimum group size is
- Carnivores, Cetaceans, and Primates
- 1. Cooperative care of the young
2. Reproductive castes with non-reproductive members
caring for reproductive nest mates
3. Overlap between generations such that offspring assist
parents in raising siblings
- Wolves and lions are able to capture large species of prey - such
as moose or Cape Buffalo - that would not be possible for individuals.
5 True/False questions
Male Dispersal → Because of the prevalence of polygyny, and associated tendency for males to disperse as they reach maturity, adult males are generally not related to other adults in the group. Males leave before they reach the age of maturity (sexually) and fathers leave before their daughters reach the age of maturity
Nature vs. Nurture study participants → Mammals are assumed to have a cognitive map, sex differences in spatial ability
Moose and Deer Habitat Home → Sheep habitats consist of stable, long-lasting grass
communities that exist in small patches where knowledge of
location and predator avoidance is crucial.
Altruistic → isolated patches of rock debris
Another way to maintain direction → Another way to maintain direction is to use the sun or stars as a
compass and maintain a constant angle to it while traveling. This
requires an internal clock to compensate for the sun moving at about 15° per hour