[MARMAM] new publication on cetacean records in Brazil

Marcos Santos sotalia at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 13:15:11 PDT 2010

Dear Marmamers:

A new manuscript on cetacean records in southeastern Brazil is available.

Requests promptly attended at: sotalia at gmail.com

Santos, M.C. de O., Siciliano, S.; Vicente, A.F. de C.; Alavarenga, F.S.;
Zampirolli, E.; de Souza, S.P. & Maranho, A. 2010. Cetacean records along
Sao Paulo state coast, southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of
Oceanography, 58(2): 123-142.

Abstract: The São Paulo state (SP) coast (23°18'S, 44°42'W; 25°14'S,
48°01'W) is of approximately 600 km in length, bordering the Western
Atlantic Ocean, in southeastern Brazil. Cetacean sightings and strandings
have long been observed throughout this area. Scattered data from scientific
publications, skeletal remains in museums, photographs and articles from
newspaper files, universities and aquaria have been organized and updated
since 1993. Field investigations on strandings and sightings have also been
conducted. A total of 29 cetacean species have been recorded, including 7
baleen whales (Mysticeti) and 22 toothed whales (Odontoceti), as
follows: *Balaenoptera
physalus, B. borealis, B. edeni, B. acutorostrata, B. bonaerensis*, *Megaptera
novaeangliae, Eubalaena australis, Physeter macrocephalus, Kogia breviceps,
K. sima, Berardius arnuxii, Mesoplodon europaeus, M. mirus, Ziphius
cavirostris, Orcinus orca, Feresa attenuata, Globicephala melas, G.
macrorhynchus, Pseudorca crassidens, Delphinus capensis, Lagenodelphis
hosei, Steno bredanensis, Tursiops truncatus, **Stenella frontalis, S.
longirostris, S. coeruleoalba, Lissodelphis peronii, Sotalia guianensis *and
*Pontoporia blainvillei*. Several species have been observed only once and
include strays from their areas of common distribution, as well as species
with known preferences for offshore distribution. Others, such as *P.
blainvillei *and *S. guianensis*, are common coastal dwellers year-round. *Z.
cavirostris, P. crassidens *and *L. hosei *are reported for the first time
on the SP coast.

Dr. Marcos Cesar de Oliveira Santos

Projeto Atlantis, Laboratorio de Biologia da Conservacao de Cetaceos
Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Zoologia, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto
de Biociencias,
Universidade Estadual Paulista "Julio de Mesquita Filho" (UNESP), Campus Rio
Av 24-A, 1515, Bela Vista, Rio Claro, SP, Brasil, 13506-900.
Tel: 55-19-3526-4296
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