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Sampling site and potential errors in estimating total body water and water turnover rate in fasting hooded seals (Cystophora cristata)
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-05-15)
The purpose of this project is to study in detail the water balance and methodological aspects of the use of the tritiated water method of hooded seals (Cystophora cristata). Following 24 hours of fasting, 5 sub-adult hooded seals aged 1.5 years were injected intravenously with a bolus dose of tritiated water through a catheter inserted into the extradural intravertebral vein (EDV) at the level of ...