[MARMAM] New paper: First record of a hagfish anchored to a living bottlenose dolphin in the Mediterranean Sea

Daniela Silvia Pace danielasilvia.pace at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 05:12:47 PDT 2016

Dear colleagues,
we are pleased to announce the publication of the following paper:

Pace DS, Mussi B, Miragliuolo A, Vivaldi C & Ardizzone G (2016) First
record of a hagfish anchored to a living bottlenose dolphin in the
Mediterranean Sea. J Mammal
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyw022
First published online: 24 March 2016

An unusual observation of a hagfish (*Myxine glutinosa*) anchored to a
living bottlenose dolphin (*Tursiops truncatus*) was documented in an
encounter with a group of about 80 dolphins during an ongoing long-term
research program on cetaceans in the central Mediterranean Sea, Italy. The
body of the hagfish was observed extruding from the blowhole of the
bottlenose dolphin showing a stereotypical surfacing–breathing pattern. The
observation lasted 2h; photo-identification, acoustic, and behavioral data
were collected. Succorant behaviors (i.e., “standing by”) from conspecifics
and overlapping vocalizations during social phases were recorded. The
dolphin was encountered again after 1 month in the same area without the
hagfish, apparently in healthy conditions.

Kind regards,

*Daniela Silvia Pace*
President, Oceanomare Delphis Onlus
p: +39 346 1039652 <danielasilvia.pace at gmail.com> / f: +39 06 50910791
<%2B39%200650910791> e:danielasilvia at oceanomaredelphis.org w:
oceanomaredelphis.org <http://www.oceanomaredelphis.org/>
*Oceanomare Delphis Onlus* [CF 92045790398. P IVA 03923430403 - legal head
office: via guglielmo oberdan 27, 47921 rimini (RN), italy - operation
offices: via gino marinuzzi 74, 00124 rome (RM), italy; via zaro 22, 80075
forio d'ischia (NA), italy; piazza bisio 31, 15040 valmacca (AL), italy]
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.uvic.ca/pipermail/marmam/attachments/20160324/2c85a9be/attachment.html>

More information about the MARMAM mailing list