The diet of Antarctic fur sealsArctocephalus gazella during the breeding season at South Georgia

@article{Reid1996TheDO,
  title={The diet of Antarctic fur sealsArctocephalus gazella during the breeding season at South Georgia},
  author={Keith S. Reid and John P. Y. Arnould},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={16},
  pages={105-114}
}
The diet of lactating female Antarctic fur sealsArctocephalus gazella at South Georgia was investigated during the pup-rearing period (January/March) of 1991–1994. Antarctic krillEuphausia superba was the main prey item, occurring in 88% of all scats (n=497), whereas fish occurred in 47% and squid in 5% of all scats. There was considerable intra- and inter-annual variation in the characteristics of krill taken by fur seals. The distribution of krill sizes taken suggests that fur seals are not… CONTINUE READING

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