Salish Sea Marine Survival Project Publication #25

Salish Sea Marine Survival Project researchers analyzed scat samples to determine sex-specific diet patterns in harbor seals from Comox and Cowichan Bay in Canada. They found that female seals tended to consume high proportions of demersal fish species while male seals ate more salmonid species. Read more: Schwarz et al. (2018) Large-scale molecular diet analysis in a generalist marine mammal reveals male preference for prey of conservation concern. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4474