Observations of marine wildlife tourism effects on a non-focal species

Rizzari, J.R., Semmens, J.M., Fox, A., and Huveneers, C. (2017) Observations of marine wildlife tourism effects on a non-focal species. Journal of Fish Biology, 91 (3). pp. 981-988.

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Abstract

A radio-acoustic positioning system was used to assess the effects of shark cage-diving operators (SCDO) on the fine-scale movements of a non-focal species, the smooth stingray Bathytoshia brevicaudata. The results revealed that the time spent in the array was individually variable, but generally increased when SCDO were present and that the presence of SCDO may have the capacity to elicit changes in the space use of B. brevicaudata. These results indicate that the effects of marine wildlife tourism may extend beyond the focal species of interest.

Item ID: 50481
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-8649
Keywords: acoustic telemetry, ecotourism, elasmobranchs, movement, rays, shark diving
Funders: Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust, Neiser Foundation, Solar Online
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 09:29
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments @ 100%
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