The feeding habits of the Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, at Isla 25 de Mayo/King George Island, South Shetland Islands

@article{Daneri2014TheFH,
  title={The feeding habits of the Southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, at Isla 25 de Mayo/King George Island, South Shetland Islands},
  author={Gustavo Adolfo Daneri and Alejandro R. Carlini and Enrique R. Marschoff and Amy Harrington and Jimena Otero Negrete and Jorge Augusto Mennucci and Mar{\'i}a Elena M{\'a}rquez},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={38},
  pages={665-676}
}
The Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is a major consumer from the Southern Ocean. This species is highly sexually dimorphic and frequently exhibits resource partitioning according to sex and/or age classes. This study analysed the feeding habits of the M. leonina population from Isla 25 de mayo (King George Island) in the spring/summer seasons of 1995/1996–2002/2003. A total of 232 individuals from different sex-age groups were stomach lavaged. The analysis of stomach samples showed… CONTINUE READING

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