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

  title={Variability in the diet of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in Galician waters, north-western Spain, 1990–2005},
  author={M. Bego{\~n}a Santos and Ruth Fern{\'a}ndez and Alfredo L{\'o}pez and J. Antonio Martinez and Graham J. Pierce},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  pages={231 - 241}
  • M. Santos, R. Fernández, G. Pierce
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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… 
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