Distribution patterns, habitat characteristics and population estimates of irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in Kuching Bay, Sarawak

Peter, Cindy (2012) Distribution patterns, habitat characteristics and population estimates of irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in Kuching Bay, Sarawak. Masters thesis, Institute of Biodiversity and Enviromental Conservation.

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Abstract

Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) are known to be riverine and coastal dwelling animals which place them under pressure from human activities like fishing, coastal development and environmental pollution. Previously, there was a lack of baseline information on the population of Irrawaddy dolphins that are present in Kuching Bay. This lack of data impeded conservation and management efforts, as no one could determine how many dolphins there are, how are there distributed on a fine scale, or what their preferred habitat characteristics are.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (M.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irrawaddy dolphin, Kuching Bay, distribution, habitat preference, population estimates, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education,postgraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 06:58
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 06:58
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12715

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