Opportunistic feeding experiment in a captive franciscana (Pontoporia blainvillei): assessing gastrointestinal transit time and gastric digestion.

Manuela Bassoi, J. G. Shepard, Eduardo R. Secchi

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The data consists of spreadsheets containing (i) otolith and cephalopod beak numbers and sizes, and the time of recovery for seven different prey species of different meals; (ii) conditions of prey structures for each meal and its time of recovery; and (iii) the times that the plastic colour markers were ingested and evacuated from a feeding experiment with a franciscana dolphin in captivity.


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franciscana, stomach contents, digestion rate, captive animal

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