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Marine Biology

, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp 241–246 | Cite as

Cephalopod remains from sperm whales caught off western Canada

  • M. R. Clarke
  • N. MacLeod
Article

Abstract

Of 379 cephalopod beaks sampled from stomachs of 20 sperm whales caught to the west of Vancouver Island, Canada, 152 beaks were sorted and measured. Thirteen types of beak were identified as belonging to eleven families. The most numerous species represented are Berryteuthis magister and Moroteuthis robusta comprising 28.9 and 24.3% respectively. These species were estimated to comprise 17.6 and 61.9% respectively of the weight of flesh represented by beaks.

Keywords

Numerous Species Sperm Whale Cephalopod Beak Eleven Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Clarke
    • 1
  • N. MacLeod
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Biological Association of the United KingdomPlymouthEngland
  2. 2.Institute of Oceanographic SciencesGadalmingEngland

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