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1 April 2011 Inshore Occurrence of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) at Subantarctic Marion Island
M. Postma, M. Wege, M.N. Bester, D.S. van der Merwe, P.J.N. de Bruyn
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Abstract

Opportunistic shore-based sightings of southern right whales Eubalaena australis for Marion Island (46°54′S, 37°45′E) were documented at five different times between 1974 and 2009. Whales were sighted between May and September and exclusively on the eastern lee side of the Island. Notwithstanding some observer biases over this time frame, the species appears to be an infrequent visitor to the inshore marine environment of Marion Island.

M. Postma, M. Wege, M.N. Bester, D.S. van der Merwe, and P.J.N. de Bruyn "Inshore Occurrence of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) at Subantarctic Marion Island," African Zoology 46(1), 188-193, (1 April 2011). https://doi.org/10.3377/004.046.0112
Received: 10 January 2011; Accepted: 1 March 2011; Published: 1 April 2011
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Eubalaena australis
Marion Island
shore-based sightings
southern right whale
vagrants
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