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Riding the Waves: Identifying and Protecting Marine Mammals


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Abstract:
Jones talks with marine mammal researchers about strandings and fisheries interactions. Bottlenose dolphins are the marine mammals seen the most in North Carolina coastal, sound, and river waters. Strandings of marine mammals average between 125 to 175, many of which are dolphins. At this point in 2013, there have been 201 strandings, with 165 being bottlenose dolphins. The article also contains information on dolphin photo identification and what can be done to keep pilot whales from becoming entangled in fishing lines and nets.
Source:
Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 2013, p24-29, il  (Periodical website)
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22147
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