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Live-capture of cetaceans for European institutions
Collet, A. (1984). Live-capture of cetaceans for European institutions. Rep. Int. Whal. Commn. 34(SC/35/SM29): 603-607
In: Report of the International Whaling Commission. International Whaling Commission: Cambridge. ISSN 0143-8700, more

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  • Collet, A.

    This review covers all small cetaceans that have been live-captured for European institutions. Most of the information is for the last twenty years although some earlier data are included. For at least 40 institutions in 13 European countries, a minimum of 393 dolphins (including 67 released) have been live-captured, while 16 animals were born in captivity. These include 5 Inia geoffrensis; 13 Platanista indi; 11 Steno bredanensis; 82 Sotalia fluviatilis; 213 Tursiops truncatus (incl. 15 captive born); 25 Delphinus delphis; 6 Lagenorhynchus obscurus; 20 Cephalorhynchus commersonii; 11 Orcinus orca; at least 2 Phocoena phocoena (incl. 1 captive born); 5 Delphinapterus leucas; and an unknown number of Globicephala melaena from the last century. Details on sex, age, collection date and locality are given when available, as well as longevity in captivity. However, the results are thought to be very incomplete (up to 50%) as many of the information request forms were either not returned or provided only limited data.

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