Do differences in skull morphology and bite performance explain dietary specialization in sea otters?

  title={Do differences in skull morphology and bite performance explain dietary specialization in sea otters?},
  author={Kristin M Campbell and Sharlene E. Santana},
  journal={Journal of Mammalogy},
  pages={1408 - 1416}
Intraspecific studies of morphology and performance are essential for understanding the factors that enable resource partitioning within ecological communities. The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is one of the few mammal species in which individual-level dietary specialization has been documented, making them an ideal system to investigate the morphological basis of food resource partitioning. Here, we test if differences in food resource use within and between sea otter subspecies can be explained… Expand
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