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Long-distance movement of a lone short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis in the central Mediterranean Sea

  • Tilen Genov (a1), Giovanni Bearzi (a2) (a3), Silvia Bonizzoni (a2) (a3) and Milena Tempesta (a4)
Abstract

While short-beaked common dolphins are often regarded as highly mobile animals, their movements and ranging patterns are poorly known and no long-distance movements have been documented through photo-identification of individuals. We report the long-distance movement of a naturally marked individual, encompassing a minimum of 1000 km across the Ionian and the Adriatic Seas, and the subsequent behaviour and site fidelity of the same individual, in association with a calf, in and around the commercial port of Monfalcone, northern Adriatic Sea. This is the longest documented movement for any individual of this species, worldwide.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: T. Genov, Morigenos, Jarska cesta 36/a, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia email: tilen.genov@gmail.com
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