Habitat preferences of Odontocetes in the biological corridor of La Paz – Loreto during the cold season from 2008 to 2015

The Sea of Cortez in the Gulf of California is a highly productive marginal sea and a remarkable location for encountering with Cetaceans since it harbors a 37% of global diversity. This study attempts to explain the presence of Odontocetes in relation to the characteristics of their environment. Finding out the habitat preferences of the cetaceans is extremely advisable in order to enhance the conservation management of these animals. To reach the proposed objective, different activities will be held: developing a database of sampling records, elaborating environmental layers with oceanographic data, modeling the distribution of Odontocetes related to habitat preferences, and analyzing the environmental variables that have the greatest influence on their distribution.

Promotor(s) & Supervisor: Enrique Alejandro Gómez Gallardo Unzueta
Thesis Institute: PRIMMA (programa de mamíferos marinos de la UABCS)

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0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0511 - Biology