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<p class="MsoPlainText"><a name="_GoBack"></a>Dear MARMAM community, <o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoPlainText">My co-authors and I are pleased to announce our new publication:<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoPlainText">Haughey R, Hunt T, Hanf D, Rankin R W and Parra, G J. 2020. Photographic capture-recapture analysis reveals a large population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (<i>Tursiops aduncus</i>) with low site fidelity off the North West Cape,
 Western Australia. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:781 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00781
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<p class="MsoPlainText">Abstract: <span style="background:white">Little is known about the ecology of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (</span><i>Tursiops aduncus</i>) inhabiting the coastal waters of tropical north-western Australia. We used photo-identification
 data collected between 2013 and 2015, site fidelity indexes and capture-recapture models to estimate the abundance and site fidelity patterns of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (<i>T. aduncus</i>) inhabiting the coastal waters off the North West Cape (NWC),
 Western Australia. A standardized site fidelity index (SSFI) indicated low site fidelity (SSFI = 0.019) at the population level to the 130 km<sup>2</sup> study area. Agglomerative hierarchical clustering (AHC) of individual re-sight rates classified 58% of
 individuals as “non-residents.” Open POPAN modeling estimated a super-population size of 311 (95% CI: 249–373) individuals over the study period. A maximum likelihood transient model which considers both resident and non-resident individuals in a population,
 estimated a resident population of 141 (95% CI: 121–161) individuals and a super-population of 370 (95% CI: 333–407) individuals. These models indicate that a large population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins of relatively high density (an average of 2.4–2.8
 bottlenose dolphins per km<sup>2</sup>) inhabits the waters off the NWC. The large number of both resident and non-resident bottlenose dolphins found throughout the coastal waters off the NWC suggest this area, as well as neighboring waters outside our study
 area, are of high importance to this species.<o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">Open access to the article: <o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00781/full">https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00781/full</a><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">Rebecca Haughey</span><span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">PhD candidate</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Lab (CEBEL)</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU">College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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