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Social structure within the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population in the Shannon Estuary, Ireland
The Shannon Estuary is home to Ireland’s only known resident population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and is designated as a candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC) for this species. Proper conservation ...
A flexible decision support tool for MSY-based MPA design
ICES WGEF recommends that demersal elasmobranchs be managed using spatial proxies 11 for Maximum Sustainable Yield. Here we combine escapement biomass – the percentage of the stock which must be retained each year to ...
Temporal and spatial variation in group size of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Shannon Estuary, Ireland
Bottlenose dolphin group size is known to be determined by food availability, social interactions and predator defence. This paper analyses data gathered over seven years from dolphin tour boats operating in the Shannon ...
Life history, behaviour and social structure of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Shannon Estuary, Ireland
Bottlenose dolphins are a complex intelligent species with great diversity and variability in behaviours and social systems across populations, but site-specific information on many aspects of the bottlenose dolphin ...