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Table 3.

Protein, lipid and carbohydrate content, and dry matter proportion for each prey consumed by little auks and Brünnich's guillemots during the winter

Protein (% dry matter)Lipid (% dry matter)Carbohydrate (% dry matter)Dry matter proportion
Euphausiidsa 43.9 52.4 0.7 26.1 
Amphipodsa 47.5 26.4 1.2 22.4 
Fish     
   Capelinb 50.6 43.1 0.0 31.8 
   Arctic codb 71.1 17.5 0.0 21.1 
Squid     
   Gonatus sp.b 51.7 41.1 0.0 26.5 
Protein (% dry matter)Lipid (% dry matter)Carbohydrate (% dry matter)Dry matter proportion
Euphausiidsa 43.9 52.4 0.7 26.1 
Amphipodsa 47.5 26.4 1.2 22.4 
Fish     
   Capelinb 50.6 43.1 0.0 31.8 
   Arctic codb 71.1 17.5 0.0 21.1 
Squid     
   Gonatus sp.b 51.7 41.1 0.0 26.5 
a

Percy and Fife, 1981 

b

Lawson et al., 1998 

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