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Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding behavior and gillnet entanglements off South-eastern Brazil: 2016 – 2017
Salvatore Siciliano, Julio Cardoso and Arlaine Francisco
International Whaling Commission
Records of live stranded and rescued humpback whales, and entanglements during apparent feeding behaviors in mid-latitude waters off SE Brazil are reported. This is the first documented observation of feeding behavior of humpback whales plunge diving in pursuit of shrimp or squid in Brazilian waters.