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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, Johnstone, GW, 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, vol. 117 , pp. 161-163 .

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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
Authors/Creators:O'Sullivan, DB and Johnstone, GW and Kerry, KR and Imber, MJ
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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