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Title: Bottlenose dolphin age structure and growth in the Mississippi Sound region of the Gulf of Mexico
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Teeth were collected from bottlenose dolphins that stranded within the north-central Gulf of Mexico between 1986-2003. These teeth were sectioned and growth rings were used to estimate the age of individual animals, and these estimates were used to develop sex-specific growth curves. These curves can be used to estimate the age of stranded animals based upon their observed length and provide insight into the demographics and population dynamics of bottlenose dolphins in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico.

Purpose:

To develop length-age relationships for Gulf of Mexico bottlenose dolphins.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Bottlenose dolphin

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1986-2003

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Gulf of Mexico
None Mississippi Sound

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 209810
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT

Point of Contact

CC ID: 209812
Date Effective From: 1986
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mullin, Keith D
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: keith.d.mullin@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1632
Fax: 228-769-9200

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 209813
W° Bound: -98
E° Bound: -80.5
N° Bound: 31
S° Bound: 24.5

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 209811
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1986
End: 2003-12-31

Child Items

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Data Set Bottlenose dolphin age structure and growth in the Mississippi Sound region of the Gulf of Mexico

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25901
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25901
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2015-07-13 05:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-04-29
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-04-29
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-04-29