ZHAO Liyuan, ZHU Qian, MIAO Xing, XU Min, WU Fuxing, DAI Yufei, TAO Cuihua, MOU Jianfeng, WANG Xianyan. An overview of cetacean strandings, bycatches and rescues along the western coast of the Taiwan Strait, China: 2010-2015[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(12): 31-36. doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1100-5
Citation: ZHAO Liyuan, ZHU Qian, MIAO Xing, XU Min, WU Fuxing, DAI Yufei, TAO Cuihua, MOU Jianfeng, WANG Xianyan. An overview of cetacean strandings, bycatches and rescues along the western coast of the Taiwan Strait, China: 2010-2015[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(12): 31-36. doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1100-5

An overview of cetacean strandings, bycatches and rescues along the western coast of the Taiwan Strait, China: 2010-2015

doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1100-5
  • Received Date: 2017-01-20
  • The analysis of cetacean strandings can provide fundamental information about species diversity and composition in a particular region. The present study collected and analyzed cetacean strandings, bycatches and rescues along the western coast of the Taiwan Strait, China, from 2010 to 2015. In total, 48 records, including 37 strandings, 8 bycatches and 3 rescues, involving 13 known species were collected. Among them, Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) were the most common species, consisting of 31.3% and 25%, respectively. Notably, 10 out of the 48 (20.8%) records were collected from the Pingtan Island and included 3 species of Mysticeti and 4 species of Odontoceti. Finally, we compared the cetacean species composition between the western and eastern coasts of the Taiwan Strait; 31 cetacean species occurred in the Taiwan Strait, indicating a relatively high cetacean diversity in this region. Systematic field surveys are urgently needed to explore the cetacean species composition, population stock and the related habitat status in the Taiwan Strait, which may improve conservation management in the future.
  • loading
  • Baumgartner M F, Mullin K D, May L N, et al. 2001. Cetacean habitats in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin, 99(2): 219-239
    Borsa P. 2006. Marine mammal strandings in the New Caledonia region, Southwest Pacific. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 329(4): 277-288
    Brabyn M, Frew R V C. 1994. New Zealand herd stranding sites do not relate to geomagnetic topography. Marine Mammal Science, 10(2): 195-207
    Dai Tianyuan. 2005. Sustainable yield of fishery resources in the Taiwan Straits and its adjacent waters. Marine Fisheries Research (in Chinese), 26(3): 1-8
    Dai Quanshui, Ye Quantu, Lu Zhenbin. 2002. The resources protection and ecology of necton in the waters of Pingtan Island, Fujian Province. Journal of Fujian Fisheries (in Chinese),(2): 52-60
    Dalebout M L, Mead J G, Baker C S, et al. 2002. A new species of beaked whale Mesoplodon perrini sp. n. (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) discovered through phylogenetic analyses of mitochondrial DNA sequences. Marine Mammal Science, 18(3): 577-608
    Di Tullio J C, Gandra T B R, Zerbini A N, et al. 2016. Diversity and distribution patterns of cetaceans in the subtropical southwestern Atlantic outer continental shelf and slope. PLoS One, 11(5): e0155841
    Drouot V, Gannier A, Goold J C. 2004. Diving and feeding behaviour of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Mammals, 30(3): 419-426
    Fu Zilang. 1984. Upwellings in Taiwan Strait. Marine Sciences (in Chinese), 8(2): 52-54
    Gill P C, Pirzl R, Morrice M G, et al. 2015. Cetacean diversity of the continental shelf and slope off southern Australia. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 79(4): 672-681
    Huang Rongxiang. 1989. Upwelling in middle and north Taiwan Strait. Transactions of Oceanology and Limnology (in Chinese),(4): 8-12
    Li Shuqing. 1997. Studies on sea mammals and its distribution from Fujian coastal waters. Journal of Oceanography in Taiwan Strait (in Chinese), 16(4): 479-485
    Mace G, Baillie J E M. 2007. The 2010 biodiversity indicators: challenges for science and policy. Conservation Biology, 21(6): 1406-1413
    MacLeod C D, Pierce G J, Santos M B. 2004. Geographic and temporal variations in strandings of beaked whales (Ziphiidae) on the coasts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland 1800-2002. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, 6(1): 79-86
    Peltier H, Dabin W, Daniel P, et al. 2012. The significance of stranding data as indicators of cetacean populations at sea: modelling the drift of cetacean carcasses. Ecological Indicators, 18: 278-290
    Pyenson N D. 2010. Carcasses on the coastline: measuring the ecological fidelity of the cetacean stranding record in the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Paleobiology, 36(3): 453-480
    Sergio F, Caro T, Brown D, et al. 2008. Top predators as conservation tools: ecological rationale, assumptions, and efficacy. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 39(1): 1-19
    Sergio F, Newton I, Marchesi L, et al. 2006. Ecologically justified charisma: preservation of top predators delivers biodiversity conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43(6): 1049-1055
    Sheldrick M C. 1976. Trends in the strandings of Cetacea on the British coasts 1913-72. Mammal Review, 6(1): 15-23
    Wada S, Oishi M, Yamada T K. 2003. A newly discovered species of living baleen whale. Nature, 426(6964): 278-281
    Wang Peilie. 2012. Chinese Cetaceans (in Chinese). Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 1-382
    Wang Peilie, Tong Shenhan, Yuan Hongmei. 2006a. Stranding of Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) along the coast of Huian, Fujian Province, China. Fisheries Science (in Chinese), 25(10): 524-527
    Wang Huogen, Fan Zhongyong, Shen Hong, et al. 2006b. Description of a new record species of whales from Chinese coastal waters. Fisheries Science (in Chinese), 25(2): 85-87
    Wang Peilie, Tong Shenhan, Yuan Hongmei. 2007. Stranding of pygmy sperm whale in Zhangpu, Fujian Province. Fisheries Science (in Chinese), 26(12): 671-674
    Wang Xianyan, Wu Fuxing, Turvey S T, et al. 2015a. Social organization and distribution patterns inform conservation management of a threatened Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin population. Journal of Mammalogy, 96(5): 964-971
    Wang Xianyan, Xu Min, Wu Fuxing, et al. 2015b. Insights from a gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) bycaught in the Taiwan Strait off China in 2011. Aquatic Mammals, 41(3): 327-332
    Weller D W, Burdin A M, Brownell Jr R L. 2013. A gray area: on the matter of gray whales in the western North Pacific. Journal of the American Cetacean Society, 42: 29-33
    Whitehead H, O'Brien K, Worm B. 2010. Diversity of deep-water cetaceans and primary productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 408: 1-5
    Worm B, Sandow M, Oschlies A, et al. 2005. Global patterns of predator diversity in the open oceans. Science, 309(5739): 1365-1369
    Wu Boyu. 1982. Some problems on circulation study in Taiwan Strait. Taiwan Strait (in Chinese), 1(1): 1-7
    Wu Boyu. 1991. Kuroshio and circulations in China seas. Journal of Oceanography in Taiwan Strait (in Chinese), 10(1): 25-32
    Wu Fuxing, Wang Xianyan, Ding Xiaohui, et al. 2014. Distribution pattern of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) along coastal waters of Fujian Province, China. Aquatic Mammals, 40(4): 341-349
    Xu Min, Wang Xianyan, Miao Xing, et al. 2017. A stranding record of Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai Wada, Oishi and Yamada, 2003) in the Taiwan Strait, China. Aquatic Mammals, 43(3): 289-298
  • 加载中

Catalog

    通讯作者: 陈斌, bchen63@163.com
    • 1. 

      沈阳化工大学材料科学与工程学院 沈阳 110142

    1. 本站搜索
    2. 百度学术搜索
    3. 万方数据库搜索
    4. CNKI搜索

    Article Metrics

    Article views (1378) PDF downloads(478) Cited by()
    Proportional views
    Related

    /

    DownLoad:  Full-Size Img  PowerPoint
    Return
    Return