The Commercial Biology of the Elephant Seal (Mirounga leonina linn) on Macquarie Island - 1948
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Abstract: Taken from the report prepared by R Kenny:

In this report our comparatively brief knowledge of the Elephant Seal at Macquarie Island (based only on one year's observations) have been augmented by abstracting notes from "The Natural History of the Elephant Seal" by L. Harrison Matthews Discovery Reports, vol. 1 p. 233. 1929., based on observations at South Georgia.

The Elephant Seal herds at the two islands are comparable - at South Georgia the animals had been overfished almost to the point of extinction by 1885, but were then not hunted for many years, and by 1929 had "increased in numbers till at the present time they are probably as numerous as ever", and are now fished under Government regulation to prevent extermination; the Macquarie Island herd has a similar history.
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  N: -54.5   S: -54.7   E: 158.9   W: 158.8

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Start Date: 1948-03-28
Stop Date: 1949-02-22
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