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Behavioural responses of Australian fur seals to boat-based ecotourism

Back, Julia J. 2010, Behavioural responses of Australian fur seals to boat-based ecotourism, MSc thesis, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.


Title Behavioural responses of Australian fur seals to boat-based ecotourism
Author Back, Julia J.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Degree name MSc
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) South African fur seal - Effect of human beings on - Australia, Southeastern
South African fur seal - Behavior
Ecotourism - Management - Australia, Southeastern
Summary This study examined Australian fur seal behavioural responses to boat approaches at breeding colonies in Bass Straight. Results indicated that responses varied based on previous exposure to boats, approach distance, and time of day, and provided valuable information to management agencies regarding the effective management of ecotourism.
Language eng
Description of original viii, 92 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 599.7915 333.916416
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033059

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