Otolith chemistry is more accurate than otolith shape in identifying cod species (genus Pseudophycis) in the diet of Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)
Jodie Kemp, Stephen E Swearer, Gregory P Jenkins, Simon Robertson
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | CANADIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING, NRC RESEARCH PRESS | Published : 2011
Many thanks go to R. Kirkwood for providing Pseudophycis species otoliths that had been consumed by Australian fur seals at Phillip Island; B. Cull, T. van Boom, W. Cheers, and J. Webster for providing Pseudophycis species from Bass Strait commercial catch samples; and R. Watson for assistance with fieldwork. This study was funded by the Phillip Island Nature Park and the University of Melbourne.