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Prey items of five common pinniped species and eleven common cetacean species inhabiting Monterey Bay.

Pinnipeds

COMMON NAME market squid northern anchovy juvenile rockfish Pacific hake Octopus species salmon jack mackerel saury mesopelagic fishes other cephalopods cusk eel & white croaker plainfin midshipmen flatfishes References
California sea lion X X X X - X X - - - - - - 2,4,5
Steller sea lion - - X - - - - - - - - - X 7
Northern fur seal X X - X - - - X X X - - - 1,4,9
elephant seal X - X X X - - - - X - - - 4
harbor seal X - X X X - - - - - X X X 3,6,8,9
1. Antonelis and Fiscus 1980
2. Briggs and Davis 1972
3. Harvey et al. 1995
4. Morejohn et al. 1978
5. Nicholson 1986
6. Oxman 1995
7. Schusterman 1981
8. Trumble 1995
9. Jones 1981

Cetaceans

COMMON NAME market squid northern anchovy juvenile rockfish Pacific hake Pacific herring euphausiids oceanic squids plainfin midshipman other cephalopods mesopelagic fishes crustaceans marine mammals References
gray whale - - - - - - - - - - X - 5
humpback whale - - - - - X - - - - - - 9
blue whale - - - - - X - - - - - - 6
minke/fin whales X X - - X X - - - - - -
sperm whale - - - - - - X - - - - - 4
Pacific white-sided X X X X - - - X X - - - 2
dolphin - - - - - - - - - - - -
common dolphins X X - X - - - - X - - - 10
killer whale - - - - - - - - - - - X 1
Dall's porpoise X X X X X - - - X X X - 7, 12
harbor porpoise X X X X X - - - - - - - 3,8,11, 12
1. Baldridge 1972
2. Black 1995
3. Dorfman 1990
4. Fiscus et al. 1989
5. Hawkinson 1984
6. Kieckhefer 1992
7. Loeb 1972
8. Morejohn et al. 1978
9. Schoenherr 1991
10. Schwartz et al. 1992
11. Sekiguchi 1987
12. Jones 1981
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