[MARMAM] New paper

Maddalena Bearzi mbearzi at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 23 11:07:45 PDT 2010


Dear Colleagues,

This is to announce a new paper:

Bearzi, M. and K. Patonai. 2010. Occurrence of the Barnacle (Xenobalanus
globicipitis) on Coastal and Offshore Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops
truncatus) in Santa Monica Bay and Adjacent Areas, California. Bull.
Southern California Acad. Sci 109(2): 37-44.

Abstract. Occurrence and distribution of pseudostalked barnacle (Xenobalanus
globicipitis) on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) were assessed
during a 1997­ 
2007 study in Santa Monica Bay and nearby areas, California. During 425
surveys, 
647 individuals were observed to assess presence and prevalence of
barnacles; 92 
barnacles on 56 individual (8.66%) were observed. On average, one barnacle
was 
found on individuals, usually on top of dorsal fins (97.83%). No significant
difference 
between barnacles¹ numbers on coastal versus offshore sightings was
recorded. A 
significant difference on their occurrence on dolphins was recorded between
seasons 
and years. Barnacles affect a small portion of the dolphin population in the
study area. 

For a copy, you can check the journal website at
http://scas.jsd.claremont.edu/publicat/index.htm, or contact:
mbearzi at earthlink.net.


Regards,

Maddalena Bearzi

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Ocean Conservation Society, President
P.O. Box 12860
Marina del Rey, CA 90295 - USA
ph.310.8225205, fax 310.8225729
mbearzi at earthlink.net
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