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Behavior and ecology of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in the South Atlantic

  title={Behavior and ecology of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in the South Atlantic},
  author={Bernd W{\"u}rsig and Melany W{\"u}rsig},
  journal={Fishery Bulletin},
Bottlenose dolphins observed nearshore in Golfo San Jose, Argentina, spent 92% oftheir time in water less than 10 m deep. They moved into deeper water, up to 39 m depth, mainly during midday in nonsummer for brief (16 min) periods. They moved more rapidly in deeper water, and may have been feeding on schooling fish at that time. During summer they stayed in shallow water, 2-6 m deep. Dolphins moved parallel to shore and in consistent depth of water at almost all times. They changed direction at… 

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