Map of the Mississippi Sound region and common bottlenose dolphin study area in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
<p>a. The Mississippi Sound (2,129 km<sup>2</sup>), Lake Borgne (730 km<sup>2</sup>; area west of Half Moon Island), Bay Boudreau (778 km<sup>2</sup>; Marsh) common bottlenose dolphin stock area, surrounding waters, and the habitat strata (Inshore and Island) for estimating density and abundance (Island stratum − waters <1 km from a barrier island and a 2-km wide corridor in the passes between islands; Inshore stratum—waters north of the Island stratum and Bay Boudreau). b. Mississippi Sound study area with east-west transect lines for capture-recapture photo-identification surveys, and capture locations of 19 satellite-linked tagged dolphins (capture locations may represent multiple tagged dolphins).</p
Microbiology, Ecology, Inorganic Chemistry, Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified, Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified, Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified, Mississippi Sound, DWH oil spill, survival, Tursiops truncatus, pattern, spatially-explicit robust-design capture-recapture model, Deepwater Horizon oil spill, CI, oil spill, bottlenose dolphins, abundance, MSS, estimate dolphin density
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186265.g001
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