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Natura Croatica, Vol.9 No.3 September 2000. -

The age of a sample of 20 bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus 12 females, 7 males and one of unknown sex was determined by counting the growth layer groups GLGs formed in the dentine. Preliminary growth rates for the bottlenose dolphins in the Adriatic Sea were established using the Gompertz equation and the Fishery Science Application Program. The growth curve derived was found to be similar to that of other Tursiops populations. Growth parameters, age of physical maturity and body length of a newborn specimen were also calculated. The preliminary data collected represent the first information on stranded dolphins found in the Croatian part of the Adriatic.

bottlenose dolphin; Tursiops truncatus; age determination; growth layer groups; growth rate; Adriatic Sea



Author: Sandra Pribanić - ; Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland Danijela

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