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Further observations on the cephalopod diet of Wandering Albatrosses (Diomedea exulans L.) at Macquarie Island

Citation

van den Hoff, J, Further observations on the cephalopod diet of Wandering Albatrosses (Diomedea exulans L.) at Macquarie Island, Emu, 101, (2) pp. 169-172. ISSN 0158-4197 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/MU00017

Abstract

I found 18 cephalopod species, identified from their lower beaks, in stomachs and nest materials of Wandering Albatrosses (Diomedea exulans) at Macquarie Island during the 1970s. Squid occurred in all samples, no fish remains were found. Species of cephalopod that dominated a previous study were also found in this study. I report four species of cephalopod not previously recorded in the diet of Wandering Albatrosses at Macquarie Island: Pholidoteuthis boschmai, Brachioteuthis picta and two Chiroteuthis species. Beaks from smaller squid species may have been ingested secondarily by adult albatross and passed on to their chicks.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Wildlife and Habitat Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Author:van den Hoff, J (Mr John van den Hoff)
ID Code:22842
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-03
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