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Long-distance movement of a lone short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis in the central Mediterranean Sea
Genov, T.; Bearzi, G.; Bonizzoni, S.; Tempesta, M. (2012). Long-distance movement of a lone short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis in the central Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 5(9): 3. hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S1755267211001163
In: Marine Biodiversity Records. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, more
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Keywords
    Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    short-beaked common dolphin; Delphinus delphis; movements; behaviour; photo-identification; Mediterranean Sea

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Genov, T.
  • Bearzi, G.
  • Bonizzoni, S.
  • Tempesta, M.

Abstract
    While short-beaked common dolphins are often regarded as highly mobile animals, their movements and ranging patterns are poorly known and no long-distance movements have been documented through photo-identification of individuals. We report the long-distance movement of a naturally marked individual, encompassing a minimum of 1000 km across the Ionian and the Adriatic Seas, and the subsequent behaviour and site fidelity of the same individual, in association with a calf, in and around the commercial port of Monfalcone, northern Adriatic Sea. This is the longest documented movement for any individual of this species, worldwide.

Dataset
  • Short-beaked common dolphin in the northern Adriatic Sea 2010-2011, more

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