PRESENCE OF THE LEOPARD SEAL, HYDRURGA LEPTONYX (DE BLAINVILLE, 1820), ON THE COAST OF CHILE: AN EXAMPLE OF THE ANTARCTICA - SOUTH AMERICA CONNECTION IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

@article{AguayoLobo2011PRESENCEOT,
  title={PRESENCE OF THE LEOPARD SEAL, HYDRURGA LEPTONYX (DE BLAINVILLE, 1820), ON THE COAST OF CHILE: AN EXAMPLE OF THE ANTARCTICA - SOUTH AMERICA CONNECTION IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT},
  author={Anelio Aguayo-Lobo and Ricardo Acevedo and Jos{\'e} Luis Brito and Gerardo Acuna and Manuela Bassoi and Eduardo Resende Secchi and Luciano Dalla Rosa},
  journal={Oecologia Australis},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={69-85}
}
Sightings of 114 leopard seals, Hydrurga leptonyx , have been recorded along the Chilean coasts from 1944 to 2010. Mostly immature seals occurred in northern and central Chile (18°30´S-39°59´S), especially in winter, while immature and adult individuals of both sexes and in good condition were commonly sighted year-round in glacial areas of southern Chile, especially Tierra del Fuego (south of 53°43´S), suggesting that this Antarctic species can be consider as a regular member of the marine… Expand

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