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"Bassos-Hull, Kim"

Adimey, Nicole M.; Hudak, Christine A.; Powell, Jessica R.; Bassos-Hull, Kim; Foley, Allen; Farmer, Nicholas A.; White, Linda; Minch, Karrie (detail)
Fishery gear interactions from stranded bottlenose dolphins, Florida manatees and sea turtles in Florida, USA.
Marine Pollution Bull. 81(1): 103-115. 1 tab. 3 figs. DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.02.008. Apr. 15, 2014.
–ABSTRACT: Documenting the extent of fishery gear interactions is critical to wildlife conservation efforts, especially for reducing entanglements and ingestion. This study summarizes fishery gear interactions involving common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus truncatus), Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and sea turtles: loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) stranding in Florida waters during 1997–2009. Fishery gear interactions for all species combined were 75.3% hook and line, 18.2% trap pot gear, 4.8% fishing nets, and 1.7% in multiple gears. Total reported fishery gear cases increased over time for dolphins (p < 0.05), manatees (p < 0.01), loggerheads (p < 0.05) and green sea turtles (p < 0.05). The proportion of net interaction strandings relative to total strandings for loggerhead sea turtles increased (p < 0.05). Additionally, life stage and sex patterns were examined, fishery gear interaction hotspots were identified and generalized linear regression modeling was conducted.

Daryl P. Domning, Research Associate, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, and Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059.
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