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Results of the Third Seal Survey in the King Haakon VII Sea, Antarctica

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dc.description.abstract The third in !he series of annual census'in the King Haakon VII Sea , Antarctica, was carried out in January and February 1976. An area of 193 km~ was surveyed from the M. V. RSA. The popultion density of crabeater seals Lobodon carcinophagus and leopard seals Hydrurga lcptonyx compared well with the result other workers and the two previous consensus in the King Haakon VII Sea. The density of' Ross seals Ommatophoca rossi compared well with the results of the two previous surveys, and is higher than recorded elsewhere by other authors. The percentage species composition of the sample reflected the density relationship. Crabeater and Ross seals occurred in largest number on ice floes between 06h00 and 18h00 with a peak haul-out period between 08h00 and 14h00. Weddell seals were most commonly observed between 14h00 and 16h00, and leopard seals were only seen between 04h00 and 18h00. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher SAJAR en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries 06;
dc.subject Sanae en_ZA
dc.subject Research en_ZA
dc.subject Zoology en_ZA
dc.subject Seals en_ZA
dc.title Results of the Third Seal Survey in the King Haakon VII Sea, Antarctica en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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