The diet of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus 1758) off the Azores.

@article{Clarke1993TheDO,
  title={The diet of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus 1758) off the Azores.},
  author={Malcolm Roy Clarke and Helen R. Martins and P. L. Pascoe},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={339 1287},
  pages={
          67-82
        }
}
  • M. Clarke, H. Martins, P. Pascoe
  • Published 29 January 1993
  • Environmental Science
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Stomach contents from 17 sperm whales, 15 males and two females, caught during commercial activities in 1981-1984 in the Azores region were identified and measured. A total of 28,738 cephalopods and 16 fish were represented in the collections. In addition, there were tunicates in two whales and man-made products in three whales. None of the stomachs were empty. Flesh was present in 94.1% and indigestible fragments alone, including mandibles (beaks) of cephalopods, were present in 5.9% of the… 
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