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dc.contributor.authorStockin, K. A.
dc.contributor.authorWeir, C. R.
dc.contributor.authorPierce, G. J.
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-09T21:06:19Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-06T22:25:40Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-07T13:57:34Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2008-04-09T21:06:19Z
dc.date.available2016-03-06T22:25:40Z
dc.date.available2016-09-07T13:57:34Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationStockin, K. A.; Weir, C. R.; Pierce, G. J. (2006). Examining the importance of Aberdeenshire (UK) coastal waters for North Sea bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 201-207.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0025-3154
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/9681
dc.description.abstractUsing land- and vessel-based surveys, data on the relative abundance, distribution and habitat use of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Aberdeenshire waters were collected between 1999 and 2001. Bottlenose dolphins were present throughout the year, with peak abundance during the months of March to May. The occurrence of calves was seasonal, With the proportion of calves highest during the spring months. Foraging behaviour was recorded mainly in the vicinity of Aberdeen harbour. Dolphins photographed in Aberdeenshire waters were successfully matched and confirmed as Moray Firth animals. The results of the present study suggest that Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins utilize Aberdeenshire waters more frequently than previously reported. Aberdeen harbour is apparently an important feeding area, and Aberdeenshire waters are regularly used by another-calf pairs. This has important management implications since this area of coastline does not currently form part of the designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for this population.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCambridgeen_US
dc.relation.isformatofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002531540601304Xen_US
dc.relation.isbasedonJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 201-207.en_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300800 Environmental Science::300802 Wildlife and habitat managementen_US
dc.titleExamining the importance of Aberdeenshire (UK) coastal waters for North Sea bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.citation.volume86
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