[MARMAM] New publication of distribution of common dolphins in Venezuela

Jaime Bolanos megapterax at yahoo.com
Wed May 20 12:53:36 PDT 2015

On behalf of coauthors, I am very pleased to announce the publication of the following article: 

Bolaños-Jiménez, J., Castro-Pérez, Herrera-Trujillo, O., Oviedo, L., Palacios, D., Sánchez-Criollo; L., Puerto, M.F., Sifontes, L., Silva-Hernández, M.G. and Villarroel-Marín, A. The Presence of Long-Beaked Common Dolphins (Delphinus spp.) off Central-Western Venezuela". Anartia, 25 (2013): 32 - 46. 

PDF available upon request to my email address: megapterax at yahoo.com. I have also uploaded it to my pages in Researchgate and Academy. Below the abstract

"The common dolphin (genus Delphinus) is regularly found in regions
with upwelling-modified waters. The “Venezuelan stock” of
the common dolphin is documented to occur in north-eastern Venezuelan
waters, particularly in the “Eastern Upwelling” eco-region. Records of Delphinus for other eco-regions of Venezuela are extremely
sparse. Information was compiled from three independent cetacean
studies conducted during 2009-2011 in the states of Aragua (Central
Coast eco-region), Miranda (Unare-Píritu eco-region) and Zulia
(Gulf of Venezuela eco-region), respectively. Fourteen records of
Delphinus were compiled for this study: 10 sightings (71,5%) off the
coast of Aragua State; two (14,3%) off Miranda State; as well as one
sighting (7,1%) and one stranding (7,1%) in the Gulf of Venezuela.
Records in the states of Miranda and Zulia were related to
upwelling-modified waters. We found no evidence of upwelling in
waters off Aragua State (71,5% of the records).
Keywords: Common dolphin, Delphinus, distribution, Caribbean
Sea, Venezuela, coastal upwelling".

with warm regards,

Jaime Bolaños-Jiménez

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