Report of the Working Group on the Biology and Ecology of Tursiops truncatus in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean

Paula Laporta, Pedro Fruet, Salvatore Siciliano, Paulo A. Flores, Julio D. Loureiro

Abstract


We review information on the biology and ecology of common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean (SWAO) with emphasis on growth, feeding ecology, epizootics and parasites, predation and pathologies.


Keywords


Life History; Feeding habits; Parasites; Predation; Growth; Anatomy; Physiology

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