Diet of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Cadiz: Insights from stomach content and stable isotope analyses

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Giménez, Joan; Marçalo, Ana; Ramírez, Francisco; Verborgh, Philippe; Gauffier, Pauline; Esteban, Ruth; Nicolau, Lídia; González-Ortegón, Enrique; Baldó, Francisco; Vilas, César; Vingada, José; G. Forero, Manuela; de Stephanis, Renaud;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 12, issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5595343, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184673
  • Subject: Digestive System | Trophic Interactions | Research Article | Earth Sciences | Gastrointestinal Tract | Anatomy | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Predation | Stomach | Atoms | Marine Biology | Ecology | Marine and Aquatic Sciences | Marine Ecosystems | Physical Sciences | Isotopes | Ecologia marina | Physics | Molluscs | Animals | Stable Isotopes | Dofins | Cádiz (Andalusia) | Biology and Life Sciences | Cadis (Andalusia) | Community Ecology | Marine Mammals | Isòtops estables en ecologia | Medicine | Marine Ecology | Vertebrates | Amniotes | Composite Particles | Q | R | Mammals | Stable isotopes in ecological research | Cephalopods | Science | Ecosystems | Organisms | Dolphins | Particle Physics | Medicine and Health Sciences | Invertebrates

The ecological role of species can vary among populations depending on local and regional differences in diet. This is particularly true for top predators such as the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), which exhibits a highly varied diet throughout its distributio... View more
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