The jewel in the crown

The ‘Newcastle Diaries’ are intended as a new series of blog posts brought to life by a recent move to the city; inspired by a growing frustration at not being able to visit my regular, rural haunts half as often as I would like. While I assumed a move here would greatly decrease the timeContinue reading “The jewel in the crown”

An Amateur Look at Otter Diet

In keeping with adaptation and evolution fish dominate the diet of L.lutra¬†within freshwater ecosystems, though some localised populations occasionally differ from this trend (Webb, 1975; Jenkins et al, 1979; Carss, 1995). Among the fish species consumed otters show bias towards slower moving species where available (Erlinge, 1968) – a theory supported by the dominance ofContinue reading “An Amateur Look at Otter Diet”