An overview of cetacean stranding around Hainan Island in the South China Sea, 1978-2016: Implications for research, conservation and management
Liu, Mingming1,2; Lin, Mingli1; Zhang, Peijun1; Xue, Tianfei1; Li, Songhai1
2019-03-01
Source PublicationMARINE POLICY
ISSN0308-597X
Volume101Issue:1Pages:147-153
Abstract

The South China Sea (SCS) is known to support diverse cetacean species, yet their stranding information has not been well documented. To fill this knowledge gap, available records on cetacean stranding around Hainan Island in the SCS from 1978 to 2016 were collected and overviewed. In total, 112 records were obtained. Among them, 19 records involved 19 baleen whales (5 mysticeti species) and 93 records involved 134 toothed whales (12 odontoceti species). More stranding events occurred in the waters along the east coast than in the waters along the west coast, which was especially true for toothed whales stranding events. This may reflect the distribution patterns of cetaceans around Hainan Island. The spatial distribution of stranding events might be driven by different oceanographic features between the east and west offshore waters of the Hainan Island. The number of stranding events increased gradually from 1978 to 2000 and more rapidly from 2000 to 2016, which is likely due to both increasing public attentions and increasing anthropogenic activities within the SCS in recent decades. Stranding events were recorded throughout the year but peaked in spring (p = 0.016). In sum, cetacean stranding events occurred rather frequently around Hainan Island. The establishment of a regional stranding network in the SCS is conducive for further research, conservation and management of cetaceans in this region. More scientific data about the survival status of cetaceans and threats to them in the SCS are also needed.

KeywordBaleen Whales Toothed Whales Distribution Species Diversity Stranding Networks
DOI10.1016/j.marpol.2018.04.029
Indexed By其他
Funding OrganizationMajor Science and Technology Project in Hainan province ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation of Hong Kong (OPCFHK) ; 'Hundred Talents Program' of the CAS ; Knowledge Innovation Program of the CAS ; Society for Marine Mammalogy
Language英语
Funding ProjectMajor Science and Technology Project in Hainan province[ZDICJ2016009-1-1] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41422604] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41306169] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41406182] ; Ocean Park Conservation Foundation of Hong Kong (OPCFHK)[MM02-1516] ; 'Hundred Talents Program' of the CAS[SIDSSE-BR-315 201201] ; 'Hundred Talents Program' of the CAS[Y410012] ; Knowledge Innovation Program of the CAS[SIDSSE-316] ; Knowledge Innovation Program of the CAS[201210] ; Society for Marine Mammalogy
WOS KeywordMarine Mammals ; Hong-kong ; Indicators ; Dolphins ; Bycatch ; Record ; Whale ; Porpoises ; Insights ; Fidelity
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; International Relations
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies ; International Relations
WOS IDWOS:000460992600015
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Version出版稿
Identifierhttp://ir.idsse.ac.cn/handle/183446/6659
Collection深海科学研究部_深海生物学研究室_海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
Corresponding AuthorLi, Songhai
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Deep Sea Sci & Engn, Sanya Key Lab Marine Mammal & Marine Bioacoust, 28 Luhuitou Rd, Sanya 572000, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
Corresponding Author Affilication海洋哺乳动物与海洋生物声学研究组
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Liu, Mingming,Lin, Mingli,Zhang, Peijun,et al. An overview of cetacean stranding around Hainan Island in the South China Sea, 1978-2016: Implications for research, conservation and management[J]. MARINE POLICY,2019,101(1):147-153.
APA Liu, Mingming,Lin, Mingli,Zhang, Peijun,Xue, Tianfei,&Li, Songhai.(2019).An overview of cetacean stranding around Hainan Island in the South China Sea, 1978-2016: Implications for research, conservation and management.MARINE POLICY,101(1),147-153.
MLA Liu, Mingming,et al."An overview of cetacean stranding around Hainan Island in the South China Sea, 1978-2016: Implications for research, conservation and management".MARINE POLICY 101.1(2019):147-153.
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