[MARMAM] FinShape Web App

Eduardo Morteo eduardo.morteo at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 19:05:42 PST 2021

Dear All, 

On behalf of the Development Team, I’m proud to present to you the FinShape web App:

http://finshape.morteo.mx <http://finshape.morteo.mx/>

This is the evolution of the FinShape v0.1 Desktop App, that appeared on the research paper by "Morteo et al. (2017), entitled “Phenotypic variation in dorsal fin morphology of coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off Mexico":

https://peerj.com/articles/3415/ <https://peerj.com/articles/3415/>

Based on the Weller (1998) method, it uses semi-automatic standardized and very precise (pixel) measurements on photographs to compute 2D ratios and fin’s surface area, which may be potentially useful to distinguish stocks and populations. 

Please give it a try and let us know what you think. 

The User Guide should be sufficient to operate the App; but if not, you may find details on the image selection criteria, and the full measuring process in the MSc thesis by Morteo (2004) (pages 20-24):

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200836165_Dorsal_fin_morphological_differentiation_in_bottlenose_dolphins_Tursiops_truncatus_along_Mexican_coasts_an_adaptive_approach <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/200836165_Dorsal_fin_morphological_differentiation_in_bottlenose_dolphins_Tursiops_truncatus_along_Mexican_coasts_an_adaptive_approach>
If you find any issues, we’ll be more than glad to help you in any way we can to make the best use for this App.

We hope you enjoy it!



Morteo, E. 2004. Dorsal fin morphological differentiation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along Mexican coasts: an adaptive approach. MSc thesis, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada. 131 pp. doi: 10.13140/2.1.1554.3360
Morteo E., Rocha-Olivares A., Morteo R., Weller D.W. 2017. Phenotypic variation in dorsal fin morphology of coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) off Mexico. PeerJ5:e3415. ISSN 2167-8359, doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3415 

Weller,D.W. 1998. Global and regional variation in the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins. Ph D thesis. University of Texas A&M. TX., USA.142 pp. 

Eduardo Morteo, Dr.

Head Researcher Level C
Marine Mammal Laboratory (LabMMar, IIB-ICIMAP)

Institute of Biological Research
Universidad Veracruzana

Calle Dr. Castelazo Ayala S/N, Col. Industrial Ánimas, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, CP 91190.

Ph/Tel: +52 (228) 841 89 00 
E-mail: emorteo at uv.mx




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