Predation on cephalopods by Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii, at Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula

@article{Daneri2011PredationOC,
  title={Predation on cephalopods by Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii, at Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula},
  author={Gustavo A. Daneri and Alejandro R. Carlini and Agust{\'i}n E Negri and A. Louise Allcock and Aldo Corbal{\'a}n},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={585-592}
}
Cephalopods play a key role in marine environments as food resources for top predators such as marine mammals and seabirds. However, detailed information on their trophic relationships with Antarctic seals is scarce. The aim of the present study was to examine the cephalopod portion of the diet of adult and subadult Weddell seals, Leptonychotes weddellii, at Hope Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, through the analysis of scats collected during three consecutive summers (2003, 2004 and 2005). Cephalopods… CONTINUE READING