Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) presence and incidental capture in a marine fish farm on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia (Italy)

  title={Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) presence and incidental capture in a marine fish farm on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia (Italy)},
  author={B. L{\'o}pez and J. Shirai},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={113 - 117}
  • B. López, J. Shirai
  • Published 2007
  • Geography
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
On the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, from November 2004 to January 2006, the first attempt in the Mediterranean basin to obtain information on encounter rate, group size and incidental capture of bottlenose dolphins in a marine fish farm was assessed, combining direct observations from fish farm boats with photo-identification studies. During 15 months of research, 79 d (65.3% of the total monitored days) were spent in direct observation of 146 groups of bottlenose dolphins around the fish… Expand
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