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    Entanglement of pinnipeds at Marion Island

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    Delegation of South Africa

    Forty-two sightings of 28 individual pinnipeds with neck collars were observed from April 1991 to June 1995 at Marion Island, Southern Ocean. One of the individuals was an elephant seal, Mirounga leonina, six were Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, and 21 Subantarctic fur seals, A. tropicalis. Fifty percent of neck collars on fur seals were removed. The incidence of entanglement of fur seals lies between 0,014 and 0,16 % of the population.