Immigrant Dolphins: A Shifting Home Range in Atlantic Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas
Although species’ home ranges fluctuate over time to remain within favorable environmental conditions, redistributions are occurring at accelerating rates due to climate change and anthropogenic causes. Marine mammal populations are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate-related redistributions but are poorly understood due to the challenging nature of tracking and monitoring these populations, particularly in remote areas. In 2013, an unprecedented mass emigration event was observed in the Bahamas when over half of the resident Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) community ...
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