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dc.creatorGonzáles Andrés, Cristina
dc.creatorLopes, Priscila F. M.
dc.creatorCortés Núñez, Jorge
dc.creatorSánchez Lizaso, José Luis
dc.creatorPennino, Maria Grazia
dc.description.abstractInformation on the distribution and habitat preferences of ecologically and commercially important species is essential for their management and protection. This is especially important as climate change, pollution, and overfishing change the structure and functioning of pelagic ecosystems. In this study, we used Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal models to map the Essential Fish Habitats of the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the waters around Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica, based on independent underwater observations from 1993 to 2013. We assessed if observed changes in the distribution and abundance of this species are related with habitat characteristics, fishing intensity or more extreme climatic events, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation, and changes on the average sea surface temperature. Yellowfin tuna showed a decreasing abundance trend in the sampled period, whereas higher abundances were found in shallow and warmer waters, with high concentration of chlorophyll-a, and in surrounding seamounts. In addition, El Niño Southern Oscillation events did not seem to affect Yellowfin tuna distribution and abundance. Understanding the habitat preferences of this species, using approaches as the one developed here, may help design integrated programs for more efficient management of vulnerable species.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMarine Stewardship Council/[]/MSC/Londreses_ES
dc.rightsAtribución 4.0 Internacional*
dc.sourcePLoS ONE 11(12)es_ES
dc.subjectThunnus albacareses_ES
dc.subjectIsla del Coco National Parkes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.titleAbundance and Distribution Patterns of Thunnus albacares in Isla del Coco National Park through Predictive Habitat Suitability Modelses_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Básicas::Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR)es_ES

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