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Gosch, M., Hernandez-Milian, G., Rogan, E., Jessopp, M., Cronin, M.
European Cetacean Society
Evidence of salmonids in the diet of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) in southwest Ireland
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There is much debate on the impacts of seal predation on coastal migrating salmonids in the northeast Atlantic (Carter et al., 2001; Brennan & Rodwell, 2008).

This is the first study in Ireland to quantify the contribution of salmonids to the diet of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus L.).

The relative contribution of prey species by percentage number, frequency of occurrence and percentage biomass to the diet was investigated.

Inter-annual and monthly variation in diet composition was also examined.