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    Antarctic toothfish and macrourids are likely important prey of Arnoux’s beaked whales in the Ross Sea region

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    Document Number:
    WG-EMM-09/15
    Author(s):
    R.L. Brownell Jr and D.G. Ainley (USA)
    Abstract

    On the basis of circumstantial evidence, an elevated likelihood exists that Antarctic toothfish and the most-caught by-catch species, macrourids, in the Area 88 fishery are important components in the diet of the Arnoux’s beaked whale (Berardius arnouxii), which is a component of the Ross Sea top predator guild.

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