Observation of a humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae with calf in the shallow coastal waters of Suriname

Marijke N. de Boer, Tomas Willems

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    A large whale, accompanied by a calf, was seen in the shallow coastal waters off
    Suriname on 20 April 2013. Digital images confirmed the species identification as
    humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae. This is the first confirmed record of
    humpback whales in Suriname. The observation was made at the extreme
    southern limit of the North Atlantic population’s distribution and suggests that the
    waters along the northern coast of South America may be used for within-season
    movements between the different breeding and calving areas of the Wider
    Caribbean Region.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    TijdschriftAcademic Journal of Suriname
    Volume6
    Pagina's (van-tot)492-497
    Aantal pagina’s6
    ISSN2079-3456
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 2015

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