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The Darwin Dolphin Monitoring Program : Abundance, Apparent Survival, Movements and Habitat Use of Humpback, Bottlenose and Snubfin Dolphins in the Darwin Area.

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Title
The Darwin Dolphin Monitoring Program : Abundance, Apparent Survival, Movements and Habitat Use of Humpback, Bottlenose and Snubfin Dolphins in the Darwin Area.
Creator
Brooks, Lyndon; Pollock, Kenneth; Northern Territory. Department of Land Resource Management
Collection
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT
Date
2015-10-28
Description
This report presents the results of a coastal dolphin monitoring program for the Ichthys LNG Project (the Project) in Darwin Harbour. The monitoring program comprised a capture-recapture study and a spatial habitat use study on humpback, bottlenose and snubfin dolphins in Darwin Harbour and two adjacent sites, Bynoe Harbour to the west and Shoal Bay to the east (the sample area). Data were collected over a period of three and a half years (October 2011 to April 2015) in a systematic and intensive sampling program consisting of eight twice-yearly sampling sessions (dry and wet season samples), each of approximately three weeks duration (primary samples). The capture-recapture study, based on photographic identification of individuals, yielded estimates of abundance, apparent survival and movements by site and over time. The spatial habitat use study, based on group detections, yielded estimates of variation in use of the sample area in terms of locations and over time.
Notes
Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)
Language
English
Subject
Dolphins -- Northern Territory -- Ecology; Biodiversity conservation -- Northern Territory
Publisher name
Northern Territory Government
Place of publication
Palmerston
Format
iv, 51 pages : colour map ; 30 cm.
File type
application/pdf
ISBN
9781743501023
Use
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Copyright owner
Northern Territory Government
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Parent handle
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/262099
Citation address
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/484684

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