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Analysing 25 years of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) strandings along the Atlantic coast of the USA: do historic records support the coastal migratory stock hypothesis?

@inproceedings{McLellan2002Analysing2Y,
  title={Analysing 25 years of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) strandings along the Atlantic coast of the USA: do historic records support the coastal migratory stock hypothesis?},
  author={W. A. McLellan and A. Friedlaender and J. Mead and C. Potter and D. Pabst},
  year={2002}
}
  • W. A. McLellan, A. Friedlaender, +2 authors D. Pabst
  • Published 2002
  • Geography
  • Between June 1987 and March 1988, bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatusMontagu 1821) along the US Atlantic coast experienced an epizootic. Monthly interquartile ranges of strandings during the epizootic were used to propose the Coastal Migratory Stock (CM S) of bottlenose dolphins (Scott et al., 1988). To date, the hypothesised CMS remains poorly understood. The goal of this study was to use a 25-year database to compare stranding patterns during the epizootic to those before (1972-1986) and… CONTINUE READING

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