[MARMAM] New papers on observations and stomach contents

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Tue Jul 10 00:52:47 PDT 2007


Dear All,


Apologies for cross posting. 

We would like to inform you 3 new articles have been presented in 38th CIESM
Congress, Istanbul. For pdf copies please send requests or use the following


Dede, A. & =D6zt=FCrk, B. 2007. Cetacean observations in the Marmara and Aeg=
Sea in spring season 2005. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer M=E9dit., 38: 455.




In the Aegean Sea, according to standard distance sampling procedure, 1800
km (972 nm) and 139 hrs effort of observation carried out during
20.04-20.05.2005 for determining the size and distribution of dolphin
population. During the study, totally 19 sightings of three species
(Delphinus delphis, Tursiops truncatus and Stenella coeruleoalba) were
recorded. The sighting data were analyzed by the Distance 5.0




Tonay, A. M., Dede, A., =D6zt=FCrk, A.A., =D6zt=FCrk, B. 2007. Stomach conte=
nt of
harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the Turkish western Black Sea in
spring and early summer. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer M=E9dit., 38: 616.




The study was based on stomach content from 42 harbour porpoises bycaught or
stranded between April to June in 2002 and 2003, on the Turkish western
Black Sea coast. Seven fish species were identified. Sprat and whiting were
the most important fish species in the diet by frequency of occurrence
(64.1% and 23.6%, respectively). Besides fishes, crustaceans, pieces of
algae, molluscs, bivalves, sand and plastic debris were also recorded.




Tonay, A. M., Dede, A., =D6zt=FCrk, A.A. 2007. Stomach contents of bycaught
Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the Marmara Sea. Rapp. Comm. int.
Mer M=E9dit., 38:617. 




The study was based on stomach content of four harbour porpoises bycaught in
the coastal fishery in 2004 and 2006, on the Marmara Sea coast. Three fish
species, horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), sprat (Sprattus sprattus) and
gobies (Gobiidae sp.) were identified. Horse mackerel and sprat were the
most important fish species in their diet.


Best wishes,




Istanbul University

Faculty of Fisheries

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:200

Laleli, 34480

=DDstanbul, Turkey

Tel: 90 212 455 5700

Fax: 90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr


Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)



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