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dc.contributor.advisor SAJAR en_ZA Author en_ZA Hall-Martin, A.J.
dc.coverage.spatial Antarctica en_ZA
dc.coverage.spatial Antarctica 2018-08-23T07:54:35Z 2018-08-23T07:54:35Z 1971 en_ZA 1974 1971 en_ZA 1974
dc.description.abstract abstract en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A census of seals using methods employed during the International Weddell Sea Oceanographic Expedition was carried out in the King Haakon VII Sea, Antarctica, in early 1974. A total of 185 km2 (54 square nautical miles) was censused. Population densities of crabeater Lobodon carcinophagus and leopard seals Hydrurga leptonyx derived from the data collected compared well with the results of other workers, but the density of Ross seals Ommatophoca rossi was considerably greater than reported in the literature. The percentage of crabeater seals in the sample was similar to other surveys, while the percentage of Ross seals was much greater. Crabeater seals were found to be semi-gregarious while Ross and leopard seals were solitary. Crabeater and Ross seals preferred smooth floes to hummocked floes and small floes to large ones. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa)
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy of South Africa en_ZA
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy Project
dc.language en_ZA en_ZA
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dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research Vol 4
dc.relation.ispartof Vol 4 en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright en_ZA
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dc.subject Antarctica en_ZA
dc.subject Antarctica
dc.subject Seals
dc.subject Population Densities
dc.subject Floes
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dc.title Observations on Population Density and Species Composition of Seals in the King Haakon VII Sea, Antarctica
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dc.type Articles
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