The aim of this project is to study the feeding habits of Sotalia guianensis and Pontoporia blainvillei on São Paulo State coast accidentally caught in gill-net fisheries. Since 1999 the NGO BioPesca recovers cetacean specimens from incidental catches on the São Paulo State coast, biological samples are collected for several scientific studies, mainlu from the cities of Ubatuba, Guarujá, Praia Grande, Mongaguá e Itanhaém. The stomachs contents of these animals will be identified and analyzed to clarify the feeding habits of these species in that area. The present proposal will address recommendations proposed by local and international organizations and scientists to improve the conservation status of both species colaborating with the necessary information for a future mangment plan.
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