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AEBR 240 Spatial distribution modelling of New Zealand cetacean species.


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Opportunistic sighting records (n=14207) of 31 cetacean species complexes, species and subspecies, and 14 spatially comprehensive environmental data layers were combined to derive habitat preference models, and, for a select number of species with sufficient data, to derive relative density using a two-step hurdle model. Predicted distributions were consistent with known distributions and the respective species sighting and stranding records, although uncertainty remains for rarely sighted taxa.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2020
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AUTHOR: Stephenson, F.; Goetz, K.; Mouton, T.; Beets, F.; Hailes, S.; Roberts, J.; Pinkerton, M.; MacDiarmid A.;
ISSN: 1179-6480;
ISBN: 978-1-99-002502-0;

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