ESR 23:23-33 (2014)  -  doi:10.3354/esr00555

Capture-mark-recapture modelling suggests an Endangered status for the Mayotte Island (eastern Africa) population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins

Claire Pusineri1,*, Christophe Barbraud2, Jeremy Kiszka3,4, Sarah Caceres1, Justine Mougnot1, Gabriel Daudin1, Vincent Ridoux3

1Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage, 12 allée de la Forêt/Parc de la Providence, 97400 Saint-Denis, France
2Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, CNRS UPR 1934, 79360 Villiers en Bois, France
3Université de La Rochelle, Laboratoire LIENSs, UMR 7266, CNRS-Université de La Rochelle, 2 rue Olympe de Gouge, 17000 La Rochelle, France
4Marine Sciences Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami, Florida 33181, USA
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ABSTRACT: We evaluated whether the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins around the fast-developing island of Mayotte are threatened. We used opportunistic photo-identification data and capture-mark-recapture models to estimate key demographic parameters and then assessed the conservation status of the species using the IUCN Red List regional criteria. The population home range wa