The short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, and the long-beaked common dolphin
The 3 warm-temperate and tropical species were short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), long-beaked common dolphin
The 203 cetacean mortalities included three animals (one sperm whale, one short-beaked common dolphin, and one long-beaked common dolphin
) that were seriously injured and were likely to result in mortality.
physalus), summer-fall, shallow, 3.7 (0.30); humpback whale (Megaptera nouaeangliae), summerfall, shallow, 3.1 (0.36); short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), summer-fall, shallow, 1319.7 (0.24); long-beaked common dolphin
Abstract.--The abundance of the long-beaked common dolphin
(Delphinus capensis) is estimated from data collected during a 2009 ship-based line-transect survey.
A total of 425 boat-based surveys documented three species inhabiting the study area year-round--the common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, the long-beaked common dolphin
, Delphinus capensis, and the short-beaked common dolphin, D.
Four cetacean species are newly reported hosts for Xenobalanus: Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni), long-beaked common dolphin
(Delphinus capensis), humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae), and spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris).
Species group Subgroup Common name Scientific names) Delphinids Small delphinids Short-beaked common dolphin Delphinus delphis Long-beaked common dolphin
Delphinus capensis Unclassified common dolphin Delphinus spp.
The most common marine mammals known to inhabit and feed in the bay year-round include the California sea lion, the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) and the long-beaked common dolphin
1; Bearzi 2005) have found that it is inhabited year-round by three relatively abundant cetaceans: the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), and the long-beaked common dolphin
Long-beaked common dolphins
, Bronze whaler sharks, Bryde's whales, and Cape gannets alter their ecology or behaviour just to dine on the sardines.
The survey, conducted by the Kagoshima Aquarium using aircraft and ships in January and November last year, confirmed 476 Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and long-beaked common dolphins
(Delphinus capensis), aquarium officials said.