Variability in the diet of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus , in Galician waters, north-western Spain, 1990–2005

@inproceedings{Santos2007VariabilityIT,
  title={Variability in the diet of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus , in Galician waters, north-western Spain, 1990–2005},
  author={Maria Bego{\~n}a Santos and Ruth Vidriales Fern{\'a}ndez and Alfredo L{\'o}pez and J. A. Martinez and Graham J. Pierce},
  year={2007}
}
We describe the diet of bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus in Galician waters, north-western Spain, based on 82 non-empty stomachs recovered and analysed from stranded animals between 1990 and 2005, quantifying interannual and seasonal variation in the diet, as well as dietary variation related to sex and size. The most important prey species (in terms of numerical importance and biomass) were blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) and hake (Merluccius merluccius), both of high commercial… CONTINUE READING

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