Vagrant elephant seal predation on Cape fur seal pups, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

@article{Penry2013VagrantES,
  title={Vagrant elephant seal predation on Cape fur seal pups, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa},
  author={G. Penry and Ashwynn C. Baartman and M. Bester},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={1381-1383}
}
Vagrant southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) are occasionally sighted along the coast of South Africa and are known to feed primarily on fish and squid. Phocid seals are not known to predate on mammals making the events described here exceptional. This note describes the successful and failed attempts of a vagrant male southern elephant seal (M. leonina) to consume Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) pups in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Observations were made by crew and… Expand

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