Diving patterns of a Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii ) near the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula

@article{Bengtson1997DivingPO,
  title={Diving patterns of a Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii ) near the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula},
  author={J. Bengtson and B. Stewart},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={18},
  pages={214-218}
}
Abstract In January 1987 we documented the diving patterns of a female Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) in the marginal pack-ice zone near the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula for 2 days using a microprocessor-based time-depth recorder. The seal hauled out during the day and dived continually when in the water at night. Dives averaged 110 m deep and 6.4 min long; the deepest dive was 212 m and the longest 9.8 min. Dives were deepest near twilight and shallowest at night; this pattern… Expand
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