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Australian Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) Use Raptorial Biting and Suction Feeding When Targeting Prey in Different Foraging Scenarios

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Raptorial biting used to capture a prey item floating in open water filmed at 50 frames/second.

a) Jaws are closed as the seal approaches the prey item, b) Jaws open to maximum gape and overtake the prey item, c) jaws snap shut over prey item capturing it between the postcanine teeth. Prey capture event performed by Bay (ARKS# A70598), a female Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus). Time displayed as hours:minutes:seconds:frames. For the footage see Video S1.

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