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Record number 411757
Title Photo-identification of Humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, in the Puerto Lopez part of Machalilla National Park in the Ecuadorian Coast - South America: 1996 - 2007
Author(s) Castro, C.; Forestell, P.; Kaufman, G.; Scheidat, M.; Gibson, Q.; Ferina, D.
Source Santiago : International Whaling Commission
Department(s) IMARES Ecosystemen
Publication type Working paper aimed at scientific audience
Publication year 2008
Abstract Between 1996 and 2007 a photo-identification study of Southeastern Pacific Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) was carried out off the coast of the Ecuadorian mainland (1°’S, 80°’W). During this 11 year period, 1,172 whales were identified. A total of 79 (6.74%) humpback whales were resighted between years in Ecuador. The longest span between capture and recapture was 10 years. Eighty-two individually identified humpbacks whales (6.99%) were resighted within the same year. The maximum period between first and last recapture within a season was 98 days, while the minimum was one day
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