[MARMAM] Mid-distance movements of common bottlenose dolphins in the coastal waters of Greece

Giovanni Bearzi giovanni.bearzi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 04:56:50 PST 2010


The following article has just become available online:


Mid-distance movements of common bottlenose dolphins in the coastal waters
of Greece

Giovanni Bearzi, Silvia Bonizzoni, Joan Gonzalvo. 2010.

Journal of Ethology. DOI 10.1007/s10164-010-0245-x


ABSTRACT -- While bottlenose dolphins in Mediterranean waters often display
a high degree of site fidelity, movements across distant areas can occur.
Such movements have important implications in terms of population viability,
particularly in basins with low bottlenose dolphin densities. We report
movements of nine individuals photoidentified up to 265 km apart in western
Greece. Four showed a certain degree of site fidelity to one area across
several years, but were also found elsewhere, with two individuals moving
between two areas. This study provides further evidence that animals
appearing to be 'resident' within a given area can temporarily leave and
range widely.


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A pdf copy can be obtained from the journal's web site:

http://tinyurl.com/33k9wxq

or from me:

giovanni.bearzi at gmail.com



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