Short Communication: Rare record of a southern right whale (Eubalaena australis Desmoulins, 1822) with calf in Ilhéus, Bahia, northeastern Brazil

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Thomas Foucart
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7161-8946
Alice De Moura Lima
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6932-0040

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This note reports an unusual observation of a mother and calf pair of southern right whales on 27 July 2021 off the coast of Ilhéus, Bahia state, northeastern Brazil. The sighting was made from a 29ft cruiser boat (brand Cabrasmar), with a 225HP inboard engine, during a whale watching tour in a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breeding area.

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Foucart T, De Moura Lima A. Short Communication: Rare record of a southern right whale (Eubalaena australis Desmoulins, 1822) with calf in Ilhéus, Bahia, northeastern Brazil. JCRM [Internet]. 2023 Feb. 21 [cited 2023 Apr. 2];24(1):7-11. Available from: https://journal.iwc.int/index.php/jcrm/article/view/367
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