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Risk versus reward on the high seas – skinny elephant seals trade safety for sustenance

By Roxanne Beltran, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jessica Kendall-Bar, PhD Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
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By measuring how and when elephant seals sleep, researchers were able to figure out how elephant seals change their risk-taking behavior as they gain weight.


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