Dataset: seal_prey_species_counts
Deployment: lab_Acevedo

Counts of prey species found in harbor seal scat samples.
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
Version: 
13 Dec 2012
Version Date: 
2012-12-13
Description

Counts of prey species identified in harbor seal scat samples collected from 2005 to 2008.

Also see the related data set, "seal_prey_by_region", in which frequencies of occurrence are provided for prey groupings for different sampling regions within the San Juan Islands.

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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