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A mass stranding of squid Martialia hyadesi Rochebrunne & Mabille (Teuthoidea: Ommastrepidae) at Macquarie Island

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O'Sullivan, DB and Johnstone, GW and Kerry, KR and Imber, MJ (1983) A mass stranding of squid Martialia hyadesi Rochebrunne & Mabille (Teuthoidea: Ommastrepidae) at Macquarie Island. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 117. pp. 161-163. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

A large number of squid, subsequently identified as Martialia hyadesi (Ommastrephidae) was' stranded on beaches at the northern end of Macquarie Island, 54°30'S, 158°57'E, on 5 March 1971. The squid were immature, or at least pre-breeding, and had been feeding recently. It is suggested that a sudden change in wind direction, coupled with a rising tide, caused the stranding. This is the first reported stranding of this species, which has not previously been recorded in the Pacific region.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 161-163
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 25 May 2012 04:09
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:36
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14047
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