Fish prey of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at King George Island

@article{Daneri2002FishPO,
  title={Fish prey of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, at King George Island},
  author={G. Daneri and A. Carlini},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={25},
  pages={739-743}
}
  • G. Daneri, A. Carlini
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Polar Biology
  • Abstract. Between November and February in the years 1993/1994 to 1999/2000, 153 southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina, were stomach lavaged at King George Island. Fish occurred in 16 of 108 stomachs containing food items. Myctophids were the dominant fish prey, contributing 76.6% of the 145 sagittal otoliths found. The most important prey species was Gymnoscopelus nicholsi, which constituted 69% of the otoliths and occurred in 75% of stomach samples. Next in importance was the nototheniid… CONTINUE READING
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