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dc.contributor.authorBilgmann, Kerstin
dc.contributor.authorParra, Guido Jose
dc.contributor.authorMoller, Luciana Marta
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T01:16:29Z
dc.date.available2018-10-11T01:16:29Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-10
dc.identifier.citationBilgmann, K., Parra, G. J., & Möller, L. M. (2017). Occurrence, distribution and abundance of cetaceans off the western Eyre Peninsula in the Great Australian Bight. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. DOI:10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.11.006en_US
dc.identifier.issn0967-0645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38391
dc.descriptionThis manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This author accepted manuscript is made available following 24 month embargo from date of publication (November 2017) in accordance with the publisher’s archiving policyen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study provides the first assessment of the occurrence, distribution and abundance of cetaceans in shelf and coastal waters off the western Eyre Peninsula, eastern Great Australian Bight, South Australia. We undertook aerial line transect surveys to estimate the abundance of common dolphins, and to assess the occurrence and distribution of other small and large cetaceans. Two along shore surveys were also flown to assess occurrence of endangered southern right whales in coastal waters. Five cetacean species were detected: seven southern right whales, three humpback whales, one minke whale (unknown species), 71 schools of common dolphins, and 14 schools of bottlenose dolphins. Abundance of common dolphins was estimated to be 20,000–22,000 using distance sampling methods with densities of 0.67–0.73 dolphin/km2. Comparisons of common dolphin densities off the Eyre Peninsula in the eastern GAB with other regions around the world show that shelf waters off the Eyre Peninsula represent an important habitat for common dolphins.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded as part of the Great Australian Bight Research Program, a collaboration between BP, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the University of Adelaide, and Flinders University.en_US
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dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rights© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectMarine ecologyen_US
dc.subjectConservationen_US
dc.subjectCoastal watersen_US
dc.subjectContinental shelvesen_US
dc.subjectBiodiversityen_US
dc.subjectAerial surveyen_US
dc.subjectDistance samplingen_US
dc.subjectDolphinen_US
dc.subjectWhaleen_US
dc.titleOccurrence, distribution and abundance of cetaceans off the western Eyre Peninsula in the Great Australian Bighten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.11.006en_US
dc.rights.holder© 2017 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-NC-ND


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