[MARMAM] new paper on the long term inshore observation of a solitary striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

nikolina.rako@plavi-svijet.org nikolina.rako at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 08:51:40 PST 2010

Dear colleagues,


The following paper has been published:


Rako, N., Holcer, D. & Fortuna, C. M. (2009): 

Long-term inshore observation of a solitary striped dolphin, Stenella
coeruleoalba, in the Vinodol Channel, Northern Adriatic Sea (Croatia). Nat.
Croat., Vol. 18, No. 2., 427-436.


The striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) is not a common cetacean species
in the northern Adriatic Sea. Its presence is generally related to deeper
offshore areas beyond the continental shelf. Despite this fact, the analysis
of data collected over the past 5 years indicates unusual site fidelity of a
single individual in the relatively shallow Vinodol Channel of the northern
Croatian Adriatic Sea. Summarizing the available data on its recent
occurrence, this paper contributes to the current limited knowledge on
striped dolphin presence and associations not only in this region.


Please note that the full article is available open access at the following



Kind regards,


Nikolina Rako

Adriatic Dolphin Project, Head researcher

Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation


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