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Bryde’s whales off eastern Venezuela - Aerial 1978-1979
Notarbartolo di Sciara G. 1983. Bryde’s whales (Balaenoptera edeni Anderson 1878) off eastern Venezuela (Cetacea, Balaenopteridae). Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute Technical Report. San Diego. 27 p

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Data on Bryde whales in Puerto la Cruz and Isla Margarita, Venezuela during 1978 and 1979. more

Systematic surveys, conducted between 28 October 1978 and 13 November 1979 in the waters adjacent to Puerto la Cruz and Isla Margarita, Venezuela, documented the presence, distribution and habits of a population of Bryde's whales. Methods included aerial and boat surveys, interviews with local fishermen, and radio-tagging. Bryde's whales, apparently attracted by the abundance of food, were observed in the area between March and December; numbers were greatest in fall. Distribution within the study area varied with season: between march and August the whales were seen in the eastern part; from August to December in the western. Herd size increased from march through October. Although several cow and calf pairs were seen, breeding activities were not, and there is no evidence that this is a breeding area. Surveys were supported by the local company Turismo Margarita S.A., to better understand the causes of collisions between passenger jet hydrofoils and large marine animals, and advise on procedures to minimize such risk. An accompanying vessel survey dataset Bryde's whales off eastern Venezuela - Vessel 1978-1979 is available.

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Biology > Mammals
Marine/Coastal, A, Atlantic, Balaenoptera Lacépède, 1804

Geographical coverage
A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 December 1978 - 15 September 1979

Taxonomic coverage
Balaenoptera Lacépède, 1804 [WoRMS]

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), moredata owner
Tethys Research Institute, more

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Other relation:
Bryde’s whales off eastern Venezuela - Vessel 1978-1979, more

Based on this dataset
Notabartolo di Sciara, G. (1983). Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1878) off eastern Venezuela (Cetacea, Balaenopteridae). 83-153. Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute: San Diego. 15 + tables + figures pp., more

Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-13
Information last updated: 2013-04-25
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