Economic Importance for Humans: Negative
<p>Southern elephant seals may occasionally compete with some fisheries, but this is unlikely. Southern elephant seals live in remote regions where they have few interactions with humans.<span> ("Elephant Seals", 2002; Gaskin, 1972; Nichols et al., 2003)</span></p>
- Gaskin, D. 1972. Whales Dolphins and Seals. London: heinemann Educational Books.
- Bradshaw, C., M. Hindell, N. Best, K. Phillips, G. Wilson, P. Nichols. 2003. You are what you eat: Describing the foraging ecology of southern elephant seals using blubber fatty acids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 270: 1283-1292.