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    KRILL CONSUMPTION ESTIMATES FOR CRABEATER SEALS AT THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND THE WESTERN WEDDELL SEA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SSMUS OF AREA 48.1

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    Document Number:
    WG-EMM-09/21
    Author(s):
    J. Forcada and P.N. Trathan (United Kingdom)
    Abstract

    We report annual Antarctic krill consumption estimates for crabeater seals in the Antarctic Peninsula and western Weddell Sea region (90° to 30° W and 60° to 80° S), with special reference to the CCAMLR SSMUs of FAO management Area 48.1. The estimates are based on updated abundance estimates of crabeater seals from the UK-APIS survey conducted in 1999, and were produced with a bioenergetic model specifically developed for crabeater seals.

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