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Sperm whales (Physeter catodon) in the Gulf of Mexico

Southwestern Naturalist

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Abstract

The distribution of the sperm whale, Physeter catodon, was documented in the Gulf of Mexico during 1979 to 1981 using regular aerial surveys and opportunistic sightings from ships. Most sightings were in the western Gulf of Mexico in deep waters near the edge of the continental shelf. A total of 47 adults and 12 young animals was sighted in groups containing from one to 14 animals.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sperm whales (Physeter catodon) in the Gulf of Mexico
Series title:
Southwestern Naturalist
Volume
30
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
101-104
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Southwestern Naturalist
First page:
101
Last page:
104
Number of Pages:
4