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dc.contributor.author Maldini, Daniela en_US
dc.contributor.author Mazzuca, Lori en_US
dc.contributor.author Atkinson, Shannon en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-24T19:21:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-24T19:21:58Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Maldini D, Mazzuca L, Atkinson S. Odontocete stranding patterns in the main Hawaiian islands (1937-2002): How do they compare with live animal surveys? Pac Sci 59(1): 55-67. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24160
dc.description.abstract In this study we (1) synthesized 65 yr of adontocete stranding data around the main Hawaiian Islands (1938-2002); (2) analyzed stranding patterns and trends over time; and (3) compared occurence patterns based on sightings of live animals with stranding data and evaluated the compatibility of these data sets. From 1937 to 2002, 202 odontocete strandings were recorded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Regional Office. Strandings increased through time due to increased reporting effort and occurred throughout the year. The four most common of 16 species reported were Kogia spp. (18%), spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) (15%), striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) (11%), and sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) (10%). The highest proportion of strandings was recorded on O'ahu (48%), followed by Maui/Lāna'i (24%), Kaua'i (12%), Hawai'i (11%), and Moloka'i (5%). Comparison with four previously published live animal survey studies suggests that stranding records are a good indicator of species composition and yield reasonable data on the frequency of occurrence of species in the region they cover. en_US
dc.format.extent 14 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 59, no. 1 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Toothed whales--Stranding--Hawaii. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Science--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Odontocete stranding patterns in the main Hawaiian islands (1937-2002): How do they compare with live animal surveys? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
local.identifier.callnumber QH1 .P33

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