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New insights on the presence and distribution of the short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis, in Italian waters
Pace, D.S.; Mussi, B.; Airoldi, S.; Alessi, J.; Arcangeli, A.; Atzori, F.; Azzolin, M.; Campana, I.; Celona, A.; Fiori, C.; Giacoma, C.; Gnone, G.; Luperini, C.; Mangano, R.; Miragliuolo, A.; Moulins, A.; Nuti, S.; Pellegrino, G.; Rosso, M.; Salvioli, F.; Tepsich, P.; Tringali, M. (2015). New insights on the presence and distribution of the short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis, in Italian waters. Biol. Mar. Medit. 22(1): 262-263
In: Biologia Marina Mediterranea. Società Italiana di Biologia Marina: Genova. ISSN 1123-4245, more
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Keywords
    Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    distribution, Delphinus delphis, common dolphin, Mediterranean Sea

Authors  Top | Datasets 
  • Pace, D.S.
  • Mussi, B.
  • Airoldi, S.
  • Alessi, J.
  • Arcangeli, A.
  • Atzori, F.
  • Azzolin, M.
  • Campana, I.
  • Celona, A.
  • Fiori, C.
  • Giacoma, C.
  • Gnone, G.
  • Luperini, C.
  • Mangano, R.
  • Miragliuolo, A.
  • Moulins, A.
  • Nuti, S.
  • Pellegrino, G.
  • Rosso, M.
  • Salvioli, F.
  • Tepsich, P.
  • Tringali, M.

Abstract
    Pooled data on the endangered short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis collected in the central Mediterranean Sea over 2000-2014 period by different research groups in Italy were analysed. A total of 266 encounters with 4675 common dolphins was attained. The species was mainly recorded in the central and southern Tyrrhenian Sea (around Ischia Island and Strait of Messina), in both pelagic and neritic habitats. Mixed groups of common dolphin with other cetacean species were observed in 78 occasions. Group size ranged from 1 to >100 individuals, with differences between study areas. The presence of calves was consistently documented around Ischia only.

Datasets (2)
  • GAIA_ADRION_FLT Network-ANPA_2014-2018: Adriatic and Ionian Sea mega-fauna monitoring employing ferry as platform of observation along the Ancona-Igoumenitsa-Patras lane, from December 2014 to December 2018, more
  • GAIA_IONIAN_2008-2018: Ionian Sea mega-fauna monitoring employing a sailing vessel along random tracks from 2008 to 2018, more

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