Environmental Variables Affecting the Residence of Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in a Bay of Tahiti (French Polynesia)

@article{Gannier2006EnvironmentalVA,
  title={Environmental Variables Affecting the Residence of Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in a Bay of Tahiti (French Polynesia)},
  author={Alexandre Gannier and Estelle Petiau},
  journal={Aquatic Mammals},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={202-211}
}
The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is the most common among 16 species in the Society Islands (French Polynesia). They are observed yearround during daytime in sheltered bays or within lagoons. From 1995 to 2002, we studied spinner dolphins from a shore site in Baie des Pecheurs, a bay on the west coast of Tahiti, performing 1,033 sighting sessions with binoculars. Presence, position, and school size were noted, as well as various behavioral and environmental variables. Human presence… Expand

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