Pup production and population trends of the Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)

Kirkwood, Roger, Gales, Rosemary, Terauds, Aleks, Arnould, John, Pemberton, David, Shaughnessy, Peter, Mitchell, Anthony and Gibbens, John 2005, Pup production and population trends of the Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus), Marine mammal science, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 260-282.

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Title Pup production and population trends of the Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)
Formatted title Pup production and population trends of the Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)
Author(s) Kirkwood, Roger
Gales, Rosemary
Terauds, Aleks
Arnould, John
Pemberton, David
Shaughnessy, Peter
Mitchell, Anthony
Gibbens, John
Journal name Marine mammal science
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 260
End page 282
Publisher Society for Marine Mammology
Place of publication Lawrence, Kan.
Publication date 2005-04
ISSN 0824-0469
Keyword(s) Australian fur seal
Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus
pup production
population status
Summary We estimated the number of live Australian fur seal pups using capture-markresights, direct ground counts, or aerial photography at all breeding sites following the pupping season of November-December 2002. Pups were recorded at 17 locations; nine previously known colony sites, one newly recognized colony and seven haul-out sites where pups are occasionally born. In order of size, the colonies were Lady Julia Percy Island (5,899 pups), Seal Rocks (4,882), The Skerries (2,486), Judgment Rocks (2,427), Kanowna Island (2,301), Moriarty Rocks (1,007), Reid Rocks (384), West Moncoeur Island (257), and Tenth Island (124). The newly recognized site was Rag Island, in the Cliffy Group, where we recorded 30 pups. We also recorded pups at the following haul-out sites: Cape Bridge-water (7 pups), Bull Rock (7), Wright Rock (5), Twin Islet (1), The Friars (1), He des Phoques (1), and Montague Island (1). In total, we estimate there were 19,819 (SE = 163) live pups at the time of the counts. We discuss trends in pup numbers and derive current population estimates for the Australian fur seal.
Language eng
Field of Research 060803 Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, John Wiley & Sons
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008873

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