Abundance, seasonal distribution and population composition of balaenopterid whales in the Canal de Ballenas, Gulf of California, Mexico

Tershy, B. R., Breese, D., & Strong, C. S. (1990). Abundance, seasonal distribution and population composition of balaenopterid whales in the Canal de Ballenas, Gulf of California, Mexico. Report - International Whaling Commission, Special Issue, 12, 369-375.
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TitleAbundance, seasonal distribution and population composition of balaenopterid whales in the Canal de Ballenas, Gulf of California, Mexico
AuthorsB. Tershy, D. Breese, C. Strong
AbstractBlue whales Balaenoptera musculus were most abundant in April and May while minke B. acutorostrata whales were equally abundant throughout the year. Fin B. physalus and Bryde's whales B. edeni were found but fin whales were more abundant in winter and spring; numbers were negatively correlated with water temperature. Bryde's whales were more abundant in summer and fall; numbers were positively correlated with water temperature. The percentage of identified individual adults that were females with calves was 10.6 for Bryde's and 2.7 for fin whales.
JournalReport - International Whaling Commission, Special Issue
Date1990
Start page369
End page375
Subjectsblue whale, Bryde's whale, fin whale, minke, whale, Mexico, Gulf of California, Canal de Ballenas, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, Balaenoptera edeni, Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera physalus
NoteCited By (since 1996):13, Marine Mammals, Birds & Turtles

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