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Research subject/title:
Bottlenose dolphin habitat use in Spanish Mediterranean marine reserves

Project coordinator / institution in charge:
Manuel Castellote

ACCOBAMS Priority number (VIEW):
1, 2, 3, 4a, 4e

Project description:
Acoustic loggers are deployed in marine reserves and marine protected areas in order to study seasonal presence and habitat use of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).


  • Tursiops truncatus

Study area:

Columbretes Islands (Castellón), Sierra Helada (Alicante), Los Freus (Balear Islands), Medas Islands (Catalonia).

Geographic Area:

  • Balearic Islands

ACCOBAMS subregion:

  • Western Mediterranean and Contiguous Atlantic Area
Year beginning: 2006Year end: 2009

Ongoing project:


Main research platform/facility:

Principal investigator:

Manuel Castellote

Investigator email:

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Project team:

M. Castellote, J.A.Esteban, J.M. Brotons, M. Gazo.

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