Study

Tagging and tracking of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) from the March 2005 mass stranding in the Florida Keys

  • Published source details Wells R.S., Early G.A., Gannon J.G., Lingenfelser R.G. & Sweeney P. (2008) Tagging and tracking of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) from the March 2005 mass stranding in the Florida Keys. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-574 report.

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Rehabilitate and release injured, sick or weak marine and freshwater mammals

Action Link
Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation
  1. Rehabilitate and release injured, sick or weak marine and freshwater mammals

    A study in 2005 of a pelagic area in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida, USA (Wells et al. 2008) found that five stranded rough-toothed dolphins Steno bredanensis that were rehabilitated and released back into the wild survived for at least 2–7 weeks. The five dolphins were tracked for 12–49 days after release before contact was lost with their transmitters. They travelled a total of 687–3,488 km, at average rates of 4–6 km/h and 55–99 km/day, in both coastal and offshore waters. In March 2005, ten dolphins were rescued during a mass stranding event and taken to rehabilitation facilities. The dolphins were released in April, May and September 2005, five (one male, four females) with satellite-tags attached. The five satellite-tagged dolphins were tracked to 45–289 locations each in April–June or September 2005.

    (Summarised by: Anna Berthinussen)

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