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dc.contributor.authorMason, Suzanne Jane
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Chandra Salgado Kenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-06T01:12:20Z
dc.date.available2017-11-06T01:12:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/57384
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This study investigated a small community of around 30 short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) that show atypical residency to shallow, urbanised Port Phillip Bay, south-eastern Australia. Social structure analyses revealed non-random associations among 12 resident adults, mainly reproductively active females. The community’s seasonal occurrence and behaviour along the embayment’s south-east coast was strongly associated with conditions amenable to prey availably. This atypical habitat preference exposes them to anthropogenic activities not typically considered for common dolphins.

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dc.publisherCurtin Universityen_US
dc.titleSpatial range, social structure and behaviour of ‘resident’ short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Port Phillip embayment: considerations for their future management and conservationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dcterms.educationLevelPh.D.en_US
curtin.departmentApplied Scienceen_US
curtin.accessStatusOpen accessen_US
curtin.facultyScience and Engineeringen_US


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