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Marybio Foundation marine mammal shipboard sightings in Bahia San Antonio, Patagonia 2008-2010

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Description
Boat-based observations are made in Bahía San Antonio, Patagonia, Argentina, in order to study residency patterns, abundance, and social composition of local bottlenose dolphins, and to study the behavioral response of southern right whales to human approaches. more

Bahía San Antonio is home for bottlenose dolphins (whole year long) and southern right whales (winter months). Both species face a need of urgent increase in conservation management policies. On one side, the bottlenose dolphin population is declining in almost the entire country due to human induced factors as over fishing, pollution and habitat destruction. On the other side, the southern right whales are being under increasing pressure of tourism activities (whale-watching and swimming with whales) which are being executed without regulations. Our studies aim to gain information and knowledge on these species, to be able to implement urgent management strategies. Boat-based observations are made in Bahía San Antonio, Patagonia, Argentina, in order to study residency patterns, abundance, and social composition of local bottlenose dolphins, and to study the behavioral response of southern right whales to human approaches.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Mammals
Keywords:
Marine, AS, South Atlantic, Eubalaena australis, Megaptera novaeangliae, Orcinus orca, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
AS, South Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
27 January 2008 - 25 September 2010

Taxonomic coverage
Eubalaena australis (Desmoulins, 1822) [WoRMS]
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) [WoRMS]
Orcinus orca (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Stichting Marybio, moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Other relation:
Marybio Foundation marine mammal aerial sightings in Bahia San Antonio, Patagonia 2008-2010, more

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Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-27
Information last updated: 2012-11-27
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