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
Alice De Moura Lima


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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