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1 January 2014 First Stranding and Sighting of the False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens) off Puerto Rico
Wessley Merten, Grisel Rodriguez-Ferrer
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Despite years of collecting anecdotal and scientific information of cetaceans around Puerto Rico, the false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), was never reported. Here, we report the first stranding and sighting event to take place in Puerto Rico in January, and March 2013, respectively. Both events took place along the south coast of Puerto Rico. During the sighting, cooperative prey sharing tactics were observed when two animals appeared to attack a common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus).

Copyright 2014 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Wessley Merten and Grisel Rodriguez-Ferrer "First Stranding and Sighting of the False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens) off Puerto Rico," Caribbean Journal of Science 48(1), 59-62, (1 January 2014). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v48i1.a9
Published: 1 January 2014
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feeding behavior
northeast Caribbean Sea
Pseudorca crassidens
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