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Cephalopods, blue sharks and migration

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009

J. D. Stevens
The Laboratory, Marine Biological Association, Citadel Hill, Plymouth


A small collection of cephalopod remains taken from 26 blue shark stomachs is examined. This includes 92 lower and 97 upper beaks which are identified as far as possible to species. From measurements of the beaks, mean weight and total weight of each cephalopod species is estimated. The presence of oceanic cephalopod remnants in the stomach contents indicates that some sharks caught in the Looe area had recently migrated inshore from deep water.

Research Article
Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1974

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