Session Title

Session Description: Changes in Marine Mammal Occurrence in the Salish Sea

Session Description

Dolphins in the Salish Sea: Are warmer water species expanding into our region?

Authors: Laurie Shuster1, David Anderson1, Jessica L Huggins1, Annie B. Douglas1, Nathan Harrison1, John Calambokidis1, and Susan Berta2. Author contact and affiliations: Laurie.Shuster@gmail.com 1 Cascadia Research, 2 OrcaNetwork

Historically, the only dolphin species commonly sighted in the marine inland waters of Washington State were Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) and sightings of other dolphin species were considered sporadic and rare. However, sightings of off-shore and warm water species have become more common and some animals have remained in Puget Sound for longer periods of time, while others have stranded and not survived.

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Keywords

Dolphins, Risso's dolphins, White-sided dolphins, Warm water dolphins

Conference Track

SSE11: Species and Food Webs

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE11-Session Description

Start Date

6-4-2018 12:30 PM

End Date

6-4-2018 3:00 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

Comments

This is an extended abstract for the session.

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Dolphins in the Salish Sea: Are warmer water species expanding into our region?