Defining Boundaries of the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins in Maui Nui

The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small species of dolphin known for their acrobatic displays in which they spins along their longitudinal axis as they leap through the air. Spinner dolphins in Hawaii usually forage at night offshore and then during the day return to shallow bays to rest and conserve energy. In the Maui Nui region three main sites, La Perouse Bay, Lana’i, and Honolua Bay, have been identified as areas where these resting activities occur. The rate of interchange and movement between these sites is poorly documented, with minimal information on long-range movements between islands. This research study uses photo-identification to determine the individuals that occur at each of the three resting sites and the rate at which they move between the sites

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