Italian actress and filmmaker. They also depend on longitudinal datasets that are not feasible for many populations. Conversely, females known to be below the minimum age of sexual maturity juvenile females had an overall low mean progesterone concentration 0. If a sample failed to fall within the detection limit of the assay curve, the sample was re-run at varying dilutions.
Moreover, we were also able to provide an estimate of the proportion of pregnant females that included all samples, including those with an assignment probability between 0. Retrieved 11 February
Can J Zool 65 : — Retrieved 17 April Archived from the original on 7 January Field pregnancy assignment refers to the field-observed reproduction status of the individual female when she was re-sighted the following field season.
Baleen whales have few identifiable external indicators of pregnancy state, making it challenging to study essential aspects of their biology and population dynamics. Respiratory vapor sampling for endocrine studies of free-swimming baleen whales, Integrative and Comparative Biology Vol.
The three anomalous females were not included in this model, juveniles and mature pregnant and not-pregnant females were included.
Given the accuracy of our model from biopsy samples, our methods can provide additional support for interpreting the hormone signature in these other matrices, particularly when a biopsy sample can also be obtained during the secondary matrix collection. As with Green Porno , Rossellini wrote, directed and acted in the series; she is also a producer of the series.
To date, these methods have had limited application to baleen whales which because of their size, lack of captive specimens and relative scarcity make such methods impossible.