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dc.contributor.authorThomas, Len
dc.contributor.authorJaramillo-legorreta, Armando
dc.contributor.authorCardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo
dc.contributor.authorNieto-Garcia, Edwyna
dc.contributor.authorRojas-Bracho, Lorenzo
dc.contributor.authorVer Hoef, Jay M.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorBarlow, Jay
dc.contributor.authorTregenza, Nicholas
dc.identifier.citationThomas , L , Jaramillo-legorreta , A , Cardenas-Hinojosa , G , Nieto-Garcia , E , Rojas-Bracho , L , Ver Hoef , J M , Moore , J , Taylor , B , Barlow , J & Tregenza , N 2017 , ' Last call: Passive acoustic monitoring shows continued rapid decline of critically endangered vaquita ' , Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , vol. 142 , no. 5 , pp. EL512-EL517 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 251649251
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 175e94c5-b204-4fad-b68e-ad9fb0437f04
dc.identifier.othercrossref: 10.1121/1.5011673
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85036452002
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7436-067X/work/39245043
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000416832300015
dc.descriptionFunding: the Mexican Government (through the Mexican Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales), especially Minister R. Pacchiano and A. Michel; U.S. Marine Mammal Commission, in particular T. Ragen, R. Lent, and P. Thomas; the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Mexico, in particular O. Vidal and E. Sanjurjo; Le Equipe Cousteau; The Ocean Foundation; Fonds de Dotation pour la Biodiversité; MAAF Assurances (Save Your Logo); WWF-US; Opel Project Earth; Fideicomiso Fondo para la Biodiversidad; Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático; Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas; and Directorate of the Reserva de la Biósfera Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado.en
dc.description.abstractThe vaquita is a critically endangered species of porpoise. It produces echolocation clicks, making it a good candidate for passive acoustic monitoring. A systematic grid of sensors has been deployed for 3 months annually since 2011; results from 2016 are reported here. Statistical models (to compensate for non-uniform data loss) show an overall decline in the acoustic detection rate between 2015 and 2016 of 49% (95% credible interval 82% decline to 8% increase), and total decline between 2011 and 2016 of over 90%. Assuming the acoustic detection rate is proportional to population size, approximately 30 vaquita (95% credible interval 8–96) remained in November 2016.
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dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleLast call: Passive acoustic monitoring shows continued rapid decline of critically endangered vaquitaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modellingen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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