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Cetacean diversity, distribution, and abundance in northern Veracruz, Mexico

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Description
The objective of this study was to determine the diversity, distribution, and relative abundance of aquatic mammals in Veracruz, Mexico. more

The distribution and abundance of marine mammals along the United States coast of the Gulf of Mexico are well-documented, but similar studies for the Mexican coast of the Gulf of Mexico are lacking. Furthermore, these animals are important indicators of the marine ecosystem health, and scientific research is needed to develop appropriate conservation strategies. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine the diversity, distribution, and relative abundance of marine mammals in the northern coasts of Veracruz, Mexico.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Reptiles
Keywords:
Marine, ASW, Mexico Gulf, Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758, Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758), Globicephala Lesson, 1828, Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880), Sphyrna Rafinesque, 1810, Stenella Gray, 1866, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Geographical coverage
ASW, Mexico Gulf [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
10 March 2005 - 4 August 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Delphinus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Galeorhinus galeus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Globicephala Lesson, 1828 [WoRMS]
Lepidochelys kempii (Garman, 1880) [WoRMS]
Sphyrna Rafinesque, 1810 [WoRMS]
Stenella Gray, 1866 [WoRMS]
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) [WoRMS]

Contributors
Universidad Veracruzana; Laboratorio de Mamiferos Marinos, moredata owner

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Dataset information:

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