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Antarctic Fur Seal entanglements at South Georgia, from 2008 onwards
GB/NERC/BAS/PDC/01210

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Abstract:
Incidences of Antarctic Fur Seals entangled in man-made debris have been recorded since 2008 at Grytviken, South Georgia. The majority of entanglements have been Antarctic Fur Seals caught in plastic packaging bands, synthetic line and fishing nets. Where possible these are removed by scientists working at the research base. This data is collected as part of CCAMLR's Marine Debris Programme.

Keywords:
Antarctic Fur Seal, Arctocephalus gazella, Marine debris, human impacts

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