On some aspects of the biology of the Ross seal Ommatophoca rossii from King Haakon VII Sea, Antarctica

@article{Skinner2004OnSA,
  title={On some aspects of the biology of the Ross seal Ommatophoca rossii from King Haakon VII Sea, Antarctica},
  author={Jean Dingman Skinner and Norbert T. W. Klages},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={467-472}
}
A total of 40 (29 female and 11 male) Ross seals were sampled in January over three years. Seals were weighed, measured and age determined by counting dentine lines in teeth. Stomach contents were identified against reference material and species of helminths were determined using standard techniques. Asymptotes in body mass and length are reached at some nine years of age. Age class varied from 2–20 years. Antarctic silverfish Pleurogrammma antarcticum was the only fish species identified… CONTINUE READING

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