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Stomach contents of bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821): first results from specimens stranded in the Tuscan Archipelago in the period 1990–2021

  • Alessandra Neri
  • Cecilia Mancusi
  • Letizia Marsili
  • Paolo Sartor
  • Alessandro Voliani

Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) is a cosmopolitan species; it is found in all tropical and temperate coastal waters of the world. The bottlenose dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea mainly show coastal habits, which often lead it to interact with fishing activities. In this study, first data on the diet of specimens of T. truncatus stranded in Tuscany, north-western Mediterranean, are provided. The stomachs contents of thirty-five bottlenose dolphins were analysed; this allowed characterising the main aspects of the trophic spectrum of this coastal cetacean.

  • Keywords:
  • Stomach content,
  • Tursiops truncates,
  • Stranding,
  • North-western Mediterranean Sea,
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Alessandra Neri

University of Siena, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1668-8463

Cecilia Mancusi

ARPAT, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-7322-1985

Letizia Marsili

University of Siena, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-2474-4587

Paolo Sartor

CIBM, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-7239-8255

Alessandro Voliani

ARPAT, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0905-6284

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Stomach contents of bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821): first results from specimens stranded in the Tuscan Archipelago in the period 1990–2021

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Alessandra Neri, Cecilia Mancusi, Letizia Marsili, Paolo Sartor, Alessandro Voliani

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.70

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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