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Composition of Antarctic Fur Seal diet at Cumberland Bay, South Georgia, from 2008 onwards
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01187

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Abstract:
Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella) diet has been monitored at the King Edward Point research station on South Georgia since 2008. Scats are collected regularly and krill carapaces, fish otoliths and squid beaks extracted. Krill length is calculated from the extracted carapaces whilst squid beaks and fish otoliths are measured and identified to species where possible. This dataset comprises raw and processed krill length as well as squid beak and otolith measurements and identification to species where appropriate.

Keywords:
Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Diet, Prey Species

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