High latitude winter sightings of common minke whale calves (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Northeast Atlantic

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dc.contributor.author Kavanagh, Ailbhe S.
dc.contributor.author Kett, G.
dc.contributor.author Richardson, N.
dc.contributor.author Rogan, E.
dc.contributor.author Jessopp, Mark J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-09T16:12:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-09T16:12:06Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-16
dc.identifier.citation Kavanagh, A.S., Kett, G., Richardson, N., Rogan, E. and Jessopp, M.J., 2018. High latitude winter sightings of common minke whale calves (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Northeast Atlantic. Marine Biodiversity Records, 11(1), (22). DOI:10.1186/s41200-018-0157-y en
dc.identifier.volume 11 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 5 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8492
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s41200-018-0157-y en
dc.description.abstract Although common minke whales occur in relatively high numbers in the North Atlantic, relatively little is known about their seasonal movements or the location of their breeding and calving grounds. This lack of knowledge compromises our ability to protect potentially important areas for this species. Here we report high latitude winter sightings of unweaned minke whale calves recorded in offshore waters in the Northeast Atlantic. We discuss how such sightings may contribute to our understanding of the winter distribution and movements of this species; raising the possibility that a proportion of the population may over-winter at high latitudes in offshore waters, and that calving may occasionally occur in the warm North Atlantic Drift waters of western Europe’s continental shelf. en
dc.description.sponsorship ObSERVE Programme, SFI-KOSMOS Programme en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BioMed Central Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s41200-018-0157-y
dc.rights © The Author(s). 2018 en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Minke whale en
dc.subject Balaenoptera acutorostrata en
dc.subject Calf en
dc.subject Northeast Atlantic en
dc.subject North Atlantic drift en
dc.title High latitude winter sightings of common minke whale calves (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the Northeast Atlantic en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Ailbhe Kavanagh, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: ailbhe.kavanagh@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Marine Biodiversity Records en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress ailbhe.kavanagh@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 22 en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/ en
dc.identifier.eissn 1755-2672

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