[MARMAM] New publication on stomach content of a Mediterranean Monk Seal finding of Green Turtle remains

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Tue Jun 28 15:25:03 PDT 2016

Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting. 

We would like to inform you that the new paper on stomach content of a
Mediterranean Monk Seal finding of Green Turtle remains has been published
in the Zoology in the Middle East.

The paper is available online at the following page.

Alternatively, pdf requests can be sent to atonay at istanbul.edu.tr


Tonay, A.M., Danyer, E., Dede, A., Öztürk, B., Öztürk, A.A. 2016. The
stomach content of a Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus): finding of
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) remains. Zoology in the Middle East. doi:



The stomach contents of an adult Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus)
found stranded on the Turkish eastern Mediterranean coast near Antalya in
May 2013 were analysed. In total, 69 individual food items were counted and
nine taxa were identified to species or family level. Of the identified
taxa, Sparidae was the most highly represented family of prey fish, and one
cephalopod species, Octopus vulgaris, was found. Ariosoma balearicum and
Argyrosomus regius were encountered for the first time in the diet of a Monk
Seal in the Mediterranean. Several body parts (three heads, six forelimbs,
neck bones and fractured upper forelimb bones) of Green Turtles (Chelonia
mydas) were also identified, which is the first record of this species in
the Monk Seal's diet. 





Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Fisheries, İstanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:200 Laleli, 34480 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: ­+90 212 455 5700/16459   Fax: +90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr   http://suurunleri.istanbul.edu.tr/


Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.O. Box 10 Beykoz, İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 216 424 0772   Fax: +90 216 424 0771


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