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Population resilience of the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus at Cabo Blanco peninsula

Abstract:

Environmental and demographic stochasticity alone can push small populations to extinction. However, some small populations can persist for a long time at a low density, maintaining potential for rapid growth. We investigated the demographic mechanisms underlying the response of the population of the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus on the Cabo Blanco peninsula (Mauritania/Morocco). The population was dramatically reduced after a demographic crash in 1997, which was initially thought...

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10.3354/meps09811

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES
Volume:
461
Pages:
273-281
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1616-1599
ISSN:
0171-8630
URN:
uuid:329b706d-d6d6-4689-8ae0-8a3f7c521d80
Source identifiers:
381548
Local pid:
pubs:381548

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