The diet of the Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddelli at Harmony Point, South Shetland Islands

@article{Casaux1997TheDO,
  title={The diet of the Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddelli at Harmony Point, South Shetland Islands},
  author={Ricardo J. Casaux and Andrea Baroni and Alejandro Carlini},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={18},
  pages={371-375}
}
A total of 41 faeces and 5 vomits of the Weddell seal Leptonychotes weddelli was collected at Harmony Point, Nelson Island, South Shetland Islands, from 14 January to 1 February 1996. The diet indicated by the remains in the samples was diverse and comprised both pelagic and benthic-demersal species. Fish were the most frequent (95.7%) and numerous prey (46.2%), but molluscs were the most important by mass (65.8%). Octopods, mainly Pareledone charcoti, constituted the bulk of the diet (63.1% by… CONTINUE READING

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