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SC/67B/HIM/03 

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Title

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) feeding behavior and gillnet entanglements off South-eastern Brazil: 2016 – 2017

Document Number

SC/67B/HIM/03

Author

Salvatore Siciliano, Julio Cardoso and Arlaine Francisco

Publication Year

2018

Publisher

International Whaling Commission

Abstract

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.

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