Feeding habits of bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) from the Svalbard area, Norway

@article{Hjelset1999FeedingHO,
  title={Feeding habits of bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) from the Svalbard area, Norway},
  author={A. M. Hjelset and M. Andersen and I. Gjertz and C. Lydersen and B. Gulliksen},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={21},
  pages={186-193}
}
Abstract The objective of the present study was to assess the feeding habits of bearded seals (Erignathus barbatus) from the Svalbard area, Norway. Stomach and/or intestine contents were collected from 47 individuals shot between May and September (1989–1996). Prey specimens were identified from whole specimens or hard items such as fish otoliths, crustacean exoskeletons, cephalopod beaks, polychaete jaws, gastropod operculae and mollusc shell remains. To show the dietary contribution of the… Expand

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