Nitrogen transport from sea to land by a threatened and declining population of Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Patricia Lavery, Ben Roudnew, James Mitchell

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    Abstract

    Australian sea lions consume prey in highly productive foraging grounds and defaecate nutrients on land. The resident population of 1100 Australian sea lions contributes 3800 (±80) kg N year-1 into Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. If this population were to decline in abundance the nitrogen availability and coastal productivity of Kangaroo Island may be reduced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)92-96
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralian Mammalogy
    Volume37
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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