2 Works

Data from: Analysis of Australian fur seal diet by pyrosequencing prey DNA in faeces

Bruce E. Deagle, Roger Kirkwood & Simon N. Jarman
DNA-based techniques have proven useful for defining trophic links in a variety of ecosystems and recently developed sequencing technologies provide new opportunities for dietary studies. We investigated the diet of Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) by pyrosequencing prey DNA from faeces collected at three breeding colonies across the seals’ range. DNA from 270 faecal samples was amplified with four polymerase chain reaction primer sets and a blocking primer was used to limit amplification of...

Data from: Paternity assignment and demographic closure in the New Zealand southern right whale

Emma L. Carroll, Simon J. Childerhouse, Mark Christie, Shane Lavery, Nathalie Patenaude, Alana Alexander, Rochelle Constantine, Debbie Steel, Laura Boren & Charles Scott Baker
The identification and characterisation of reproductively isolated subpopulations or ‘stocks’ is essential for effective conservation and management decisions. This can be difficult in vagile marine species like marine mammals. We used paternity assignment and ‘gametic recapture’ to examine the reproductive autonomy of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) on their New Zealand (NZ) calving grounds. We derived DNA profiles for 34 mother-calf pairs from skin biopsy samples, using sex-specific markers, 13 microsatellite loci and mtDNA haplotypes....

Registration Year

  • 2012

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • Newport (United States)
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Auckland