Faecal material of leopard, crabeater and elephant seals was collected from the vicinity of Davis station, Antarctica. Very few identifiable remains were found in elephant seal droppings. Fish remains, mainly of Pleuragramma antarcticum, were found in both leopard and crabeater seal droppings. The mysid Antarctomysis maxima was also found in crabeater seal droppings and amphipods and decapod crustaceans in leopard seal droppings.
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Green, K., Williams, R. Observations on food remains in faeces of elephant, leopard and crabeater seals. Polar Biol 6, 43–45 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00446239