Feeding ecology of Antarctic fur seals at Cape Shirreff, South Shetlands, Antarctica

@article{Osman2004FeedingEO,
  title={Feeding ecology of Antarctic fur seals at Cape Shirreff, South Shetlands, Antarctica},
  author={Layla P. Osman and Rodrigo Hucke-Gaete and Carlos Arturo Alvarez Moreno and Daniel Torres},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={92-98}
}
This study examined the diet of Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, from an active breeding colony at Cape Shirreff (62°28′S, 60°48′W), Livingston Island, South Shetland Archipelago, Antarctica. It analysed faecal samples from five consecutive years (1997–2001) and length distribution of krill taken by trawl nets in the vicinity of Livingston Island. Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, was the most frequent prey item, followed by several myctophid species (Gymnoscopelus nicholsi… CONTINUE READING
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