Subject: Need help!

Caroline DeLong (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 12:01:39 -1000

Aloha Elizabetta,

I discussed the caloric content of capelin with the head trainer and fish
buyer at our lab on Coconut Island.  He said the caloric content of capelin
depends on where you obtain the catch.  If the capelin are from Canadian
waters, they are approximately 3-4% fat. If the capelin are from Icelandic
waters, they are approximately 9-10% fat.  We buy Icelandic capelin, and
it's about 1400 kilocalories per kilogram.

I hope that helps!

Good luck with your studies.

At 08:30 AM 4/18/99 -1000, you wrote:
>Dear Dr. Caroline DeLong,
>I'm writing you from Italy cause I really need your help! My name is 
>Amerio Elisabetta and the next summer I will be working like a 
>volounteer in the RIMINI DELPHINARIUM. Last week I went there to meet 
>some friends of mine and they told me they need to have some 
>informashion about the fish called CAPELIN (Mallotus Villosus). They 
>exactely need to know how much calories it has.....cause they have to 
>give it to the dolphins! ..I'm actually studing at the first year of 
>biological Sciences University of Turin, but I know nothing about this 
>CAPELIN. Can you help us?
>Elisabetta Amerio
>Get Your Private, Free Email at
Caroline DeLong
Marine Mammal Research Program 
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
P.O. Box 1106
Kailua, HI  96734