Dataset: seal_prey_by_region
Deployment: lab_Acevedo

Summary of prey groups found in harbor seal scat samples from the San Juan Islands.
Lead Principal Investigator: 
Alejandro Acevedo-Gutierrez (Western Washington University, WWU)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Jeffrey F Bromaghin (United States Geological Survey, USGS)
Steven J Jeffries (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
John M Kennish (University of Alaska, Anchorage, UAA)
Monique M Lance (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Philip S Levin (National Marine Fisheries Service, NMFS)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
06 Dec 2012
Version Date: 

Frequency of occurrence of taxonomic groups of prey identified in harbor seal scat samples collected from 2005 to 2008, summarized by region and season. Four regions of the San Juan Islands of Washington state were sampled: Eastern Bays, Rosario Strait, San Juan Channel, and the Southern Strait of Georgia.

Also see the related dataset, seal_prey_species_counts (, where counts are provided for individual species by season (with no distinction between sampling regions).

Data and methods, including sample sizes, are described in:
Lance, M. M., Chang, W.-Y., Jeffries, S. J., Pearson, S. F. & Acevedo-Gutierrez, A. 2012. Harbor seal diet in northern Puget Sound: implications for the recovery of depressed fish stocks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 464:257-271. DOI:10.3354/meps09880

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