Body Scars and Dorsal Fin Disfigurements as Indicators of Interaction Between Small Cetaceans and Fisheries Around the Mozambique Channel Island of Mayotte


2004 - 2008


Cetacean bycatch in fisheries occur in all oceans of the world and may have both lethal and non-lethal consequences (body injuries). In the lagoon of Mayotte (12o50’S, 45o10’E), in the northern Mozambique Channel, two main types of fisheries occur: handlining (inside the lagoon) and longlining (outside the barrier reef, over the ‘continental’ slope). The level of interactions between small cetaceans and fisheries in this area were characterised using identification photographs taken from July 2004 to April 2008 during dedicated cetacean surveys. Photographs were taken of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus), melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra) and short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus).








- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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