Individual variation in prey selection by sea otters: patterns, causes and implications

@article{Estes2003IndividualVI,
  title={Individual variation in prey selection by sea otters: patterns, causes and implications},
  author={J. Estes and M. Riedman and M. Staedler and M. T. Tinker and B. Lyon},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={72},
  pages={144-155}
}
  • J. Estes, M. Riedman, +2 authors B. Lyon
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Journal of Animal Ecology
  • Summary 1. Longitudinal records of prey selection by 10 adult female sea otters on the Monterey Peninsula, California, from 1983 to 1990 demonstrate extreme inter-individual variation in diet. Variation in prey availability cannot explain these differences as the data were obtained from a common spatial-temporal area. 2. Individual dietary patterns persisted throughout our study, thus indicating that they are life-long characteristics. 3. Individual dietary patterns in sea otters appear to be… CONTINUE READING

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