Recent sightings of southern right whales in Mozambique


The presence of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) along the coast of Mozambique has not been recorded since the close of commercial whaling in 1923. This paper describes ten sightings (5 ‘confirmed’ and 5 ‘probable’) made from landbased observations, boat-based ‘single-day’ surveys as well as land-based and inshore boat-based incidental sightings between 1997 and 2009. The number of sightings increased over the 1997 and 2009 time period and occurred only during August and September. On one occasion, a mother-calf pair was recorded. We also describe an interaction between a southern right whale and humpback whale, which was observed on at least two days.

- Maputo

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Marinha

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Diversidade biológica e cultural;
- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações

- Reserva Marinha Parcial da Ponta do Ouro;
- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca