Seasonal and between-year variations in the diet of harbour seals in the Moray Firth, Scotland

@article{Tollit1996SeasonalAB,
  title={Seasonal and between-year variations in the diet of harbour seals in the Moray Firth, Scotland},
  author={D. Tollit and P. Thompson},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  year={1996},
  volume={74},
  pages={1110-1121}
}
Predictions concerning the effect of seals upon prey stocks require an understanding of temporal variations in diet composition. This study examined the extent of between-year and seasonal variations in the diet of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) from the Moray Firth, Scotland, between 1989 and 1992. Analyses of fish otoliths and cephalopod beaks collected from 1129 faecal samples were used to derive estimates of the contribution made by each of 35 prey species, based on the number and mass… Expand
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