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POMERLEAU, C., S.H. FURGUSON, W. WALKUSZ, 2010. Stomach contents of bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus>/i>) from four locations in the Canadian Artic. Polar Biol., 34(4): 615-620 .

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Abstract The stomach contents of four bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus) harvested between 1994 and 2008 from the Canadian Arctic were examined to assess diet composition. Three samples were collected from bowhead whales of the Eastern Canada––West Greenland (EC––WG) population and represent, according to our knowledge, the first diet analysis from this bowhead whale stock. We also examined the stomach content of one bowhead whale from the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) population hunted in 1996. All four whales had food in their stomachs and their diet varied from exclusively pelagic (BCB whale), with Limnocalanus macrurus being the main prey, to epibenthic and benthic (EC––WG) with Mysis oculata playing an important role. These results indicate broad foraging spectrum of the bowhead whales and add to a basic knowledge of their diet.&Copy;2010 Springer-Verlag