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Acquario di Genova, Delfini Metropolitani Project, cetacean sightings 2001-2009
Citation

Bellingeri, M., Kot, C. 2009. Acquario di Genova, Delfini Metropolitani Project, cetacean sightings 2001-2009. Acquario di Genova.


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Description
Delfini Metropolitani is a long term research project of Acquario di Genova to study the ecology of cetaceans and, in particular, of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). more

Delfini Metropolitani is a long term research project of Acquario di Genova to study the ecology of cetaceans and, in particular, of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). The study area is located along the Eastern Ligurian coast, between Genoa and La Spezia. The research platforms are two 5.10 m long inflatables. Research activity is conducted during the whole year, depending on weather conditions. The project is mainly focused on the bottlenose dolphin with regards to habitat use, home range analysis, abundance estimates, and interactions with human activities (fishing, trawling, sea traffic). We use photo-ID techniques for abundance estimates, home range analysis and social structure analysis. We use ArcGIS 9.3 as a software tool for spatial analysis.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, Cetacea, Marine mammals, MED, Mediterranean, Cetacea

Geographical coverage
MED, Mediterranean Stations [Marine Regions]
Along the Eastern Ligurian Coast
Coordinates: MinLong: 8,82; MinLat: 42,51 - MaxLong: 11,13; MaxLat: 44,41 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
27 April 2001 - 27 October 2009

Taxonomic coverage
Cetacea [WoRMS]

Parameter
Animal sightings

Contributors
Acquario di Genova, moredata provider

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Publication
Based on this dataset:
Gnone, G.; Bellingeri, M.; Dhermain, F.; Dupraz, F.; Nuti, S.; Bedocchi, D.; Moulins, A.; Rosso, M.; Alessi, J.; McCrea, R.S.; Azzellino, A.; Airoldi, S.; Portunato, N.; Laran, S.; David, L.; Di Meglio, N.; Bonelli, P.; Montesi, G.; Trucchi, R.; Fossa, F.; Wurtz, M. (2011). Distribution, abundance, and movements of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Pelagos Sanctuary MPA (north-west Mediterranean Sea). Aquat. Conserv. 21(4): 372-388. dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.1191, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-05-14
Information last updated: 2012-06-12
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