Habitat selection of freshwater-dependent cetaceans and the potential effects of declining freshwater flows and sea-level rise in waterways of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh

B. D. Smith, G. Braulik, S. Strindberg, R. Mansur, M. A A Diyan, B. Ahmed

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Abstract

1. Generalized additive models of sighting data for cetaceans collected during two surveys of waterways in the Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh indicated that Ganges River dolphin Platanista gangetica gangetica distribution was conditionally dependent (P2 emissions affecting global sea levels, they can be used to prioritize locations where protective measures could be employed to benefit the long-term conservation of both species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-225
Number of pages17
JournalAquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Ganges river dolphin (Platanista gangetica); habitat selection; Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris); sea-level rise; Sundarbans; water development

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