Relative encounter rates for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cres-Lošinj Natura 2000 area during 2018, shown on a grid with 5x5 km grid-cells. The relative encounter rate (ER) is calculated as number of dolphin groups encountered per 1 km traveled during visual surveys for bottlenose dolphins.
For further details on methodology, check the publication Pleslić, G, Rako‐Gospić, N, Holcer, D. Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in North Dalmatia, Croatia: Occurrence and demographic parameters. Mar Mam Sci. 2021; 37: 142– 161. https://doi.org/10.1111/mms.12735
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