FOOD AVAILABILITY AND TIGER SHARK PREDATION RISK INFLUENCE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN HABITAT USE

@article{Heithaus2002FOODAA,
  title={FOOD AVAILABILITY AND TIGER SHARK PREDATION RISK INFLUENCE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN HABITAT USE},
  author={M. Heithaus and L. Dill},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83},
  pages={480-491}
}
  • M. Heithaus, L. Dill
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Although both food availability and predation risk have been hypothesized to affect dolphin habitat use and group size, no study has measured both factors concurrently to determine their relative influences. From 1997 to 1999, we investigated the effect of food availability and tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) predation risk on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) habitat use and group size in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Food availability was measured by fish trapping, while predation risk… CONTINUE READING

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