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Occurrence of the Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, in southern Abrolhos Bank, Brazil

  • Daniel Danilewicz (a1) (a2) (a3), Paulo H. Ott (a3) (a4), Eduardo Secchi (a2) (a5), Artur Andriolo (a2) (a6) and Alexandre Zerbini (a2) (a7) (a8)...

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The Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, presents two geographically isolated populations in the western South Atlantic. This note reports on a 350 km northward extension range of the southern population. The sighted group of 80 animals was in waters 66 m deep and 75 nautical miles distant from the coast. The record was observed during a dedicated cetacean survey in Brazilian waters in the spring of 2008 and supports a discontinuous distribution along the coast of Brazil.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: D. Danilewicz, Laboratório de Ecologia e Conservação de Mamíferos Marinhos (ECOMMAR), Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Rodovia Ilhéus/Itabuna, km 16, Ilhéus, BA, 45662-900, Brazil email: daniel.danilewicz@gmail.com

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Occurrence of the Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, in southern Abrolhos Bank, Brazil

  • Daniel Danilewicz (a1) (a2) (a3), Paulo H. Ott (a3) (a4), Eduardo Secchi (a2) (a5), Artur Andriolo (a2) (a6) and Alexandre Zerbini (a2) (a7) (a8)...

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