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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB">Dear MARMAM community,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB">on behalf of all authors, I would like to announce the publication of our new paper describing a case of active cannibalism by a grey seal  including details
 on the behaviour as well as pathology.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin-left:24.0pt;text-indent:-24.0pt"><span lang="EN-GB">van Neer, A., Gross, S., Kesselring, T., Wohlsein, P., Leitzen, E., & Siebert, U. (2019)<br>
<b>Behavioural and pathological insights into a case of active cannibalism by a grey seal (<i>Halichoerus grypus</i>) on Helgoland, Germany</b>.
</span><i><span lang="EN-GB">Journal of Sea Research</span></i><span lang="EN-GB">,
<i>148</i>–<i>149</i>, 12–16. <br>
<a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2019.03.004">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2019.03.004</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><b><u><span lang="EN-GB">Abstract:<o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB">First reports on cases of grey seal predation on other marine mammals from different parts of Europe have been published in recent years, but few cases provide
 sufficient detail. Here we report a case of active cannibalism by a grey seal, which has been witnessed and recorded in detail on the German island of Helgoland, describing particular behavioural aspects and lesions. In March 2018, a subadult male grey seal
 was observed catching, killing and feeding extensively from a juvenile grey seal. The carcass showed severe cutaneous lacerations, starting in the head region and following around the trunk in a circular pattern. These results are discussed with regard to
 the previously reported cases to form a solid knowledge base for retrospective and future assessments of carcasses potentially subjected to grey seal predation. The correct assignment of predated seals is important to determine the potential influence this
 behaviour may have on seal populations.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB">As this publication is
<i>open access</i>, just follow the link below for a copy:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110118303368">https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385110118303368</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto"><span lang="EN-GB">If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:35.4pt"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-fareast-language:DE">Abbo van Neer<br>
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation<br>
Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research (ITAW)<br>
Werftstr. 6 <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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