Movements and Spatial Use of Odontocetes in the Western Main Hawaiian Islands: Results from Satellite-Tagging and Photo-Identification off Kaua'i and Ni'ihau in July/August 2011.
Baird, Robin W.
Webster, Daniel L.
Aschettino, Jessica M.
Mahaffy, Sabre D.
Gorgone, Antoinette M.
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This report summarizes the second year of a three-year effort in the western main Hawaiian Islands to study the residency patterns and spatial use of odontocetes in the Hawaii Range Complex. Surveys were made off Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau over eighteen days in July/August 2011, during which time there were 65 encounters with five species of odontocetes. Twenty-four of those encounters were cued by acoustic detections from the Marine Mammal Monitoring on Navy Ranges (M3R) system from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, thus providing species verifications of the acoustic system. Additionally, 22645 photographs for individual and species identification, and forty-eight biopsy samples for genetic analyses, were collected. Some highlights of the field work include: the first ever satellite tag deployments on free-ranging rough-toothed dolphins, and the first satellite tag deployment in Hawaiian waters of a bottlenose dolphin; only the second encounter with killer whales in twelve years of surveys in Hawaiian waters; and encounters with a lone pantropical spotted dolphin, always in association with a group of spinner dolphins, as has been similarly documented in 2004 and 2005. The latter two highlights suggest, respectively, that there is no resident Hawaiian killer whale population, and that this particular (at least) pantropical spotted dolphin has a long-term association with spinner dolphins. The first highlight has provided the first unbiased movement and habitat use data for both rough-toothed and bottlenose dolphins in Hawaiian waters.
NPS Report NumberNPS-OC-12-003CR
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Movements and Spatial Use of Satellite Tagged Odontocetes in the Western Main Hawaiian Islands: Results of Field Work Undertaken Off O'ahu in October 2010 and Kaua'i in February 2011 Baird; Schorr; Webster; Mahaffy; Aschettino; Cullins (2011); NPS-OC-11-006CR
Movements and spatial use of satellite tagged odontocetes in the western main Hawaiian Islands: results of field work undertaken off O'ahu in October 2010 and Kaua'i in February 2011 Baird, Robin W.; Schorr, Gregory S.; Webster, Daniel L.; Mahaffey, Sabre D.; Aschettino, Jessica M.; Cullins, Tori (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolDepartment of Oceanography, 2011-09); NPS-OC-11-006CRIn the first year of a 3-year effort, surveys were made of odontocetes off Oahu and Kauai to examine spatial use and residency patterns in the western half of the Hawaii Range Complex using satellite tags, as well as ...
Movement and spatial use of Odontocetes in the western main Hawaiian Islands: results of a three-year study off O'ahu and Kaua'i Baird, Robin W.; Webster, Daniel L.; Mahaffy, Sabre D.; Schorr, Gregory S.; Aschettino, Jessica M; Gorgone, Antoinette M. (Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-11); NPS-OC-14-001CRUnderstanding the impacts of anthropogenic activities on animal populations requires knowledge of their population structure, sizes and ranges. In Hawaiian waters this type of basic information has been lacking or is ...