Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Photo Identification in the Region of the NE. Aegean Sea, Greece

King, A., Tsimpidis, T., Miliou, A. and Thornton, H. Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) photo identification in the region of the NE. Aegean Sea, Greece. Rapport de la Commission Internationale de la Mer Méditerranée (CIESM) 2013.



Capture-recapture analysis using photo identification was applied to the Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) population in the region of the north east Aegean Sea. The few studies which have applied photo identification techniques to this delphiniid species have used distinct pigmentation patterns and long-term natural markings on the dorsal fin to identify individuals. This study successfully identified 35 individuals from photographs obtained between 2004 and 2011, with 5 individuals sited on multiple occasions.