Poop….again?! You betcha. Only this time, from a mammal; specifically the California sea lion! Here in the marine lab we receive California sea lion fecal samples from the population that resides on the Farallon Islands. These fast and agile swimmers hang out on the island year-round and take advantage of the abundant food source around the islands. By examining the indigestible parts from fecal samples, such as fish scales, otoliths (fish ear bones), and cephalopod beaks, we can determine prey species composition and size of prey consumed. Join us on February 23rd at 11:00am to see the not so glamorous, yet exciting process of studying sea lion diet!
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Photo by Olivia Boisen.