[MARMAM] New publication: First records of dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) from the Union of the Comoros

Marco Bonato marco.bonato at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 22:46:57 PDT 2016

Dear Colleagues 

My co-authors and I are pleased to announce our recent publication on Marine Biodiversity Records:

Bonato M, Webber MA, Attoumane A, Giacoma C. (2016) First records of dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) from the Union of the Comoros. Marine Biodiversity Records 9:37. DOI: 10.1186/s41200-016-0064-z

Abstract: The world distribution of dwarf and pygmy sperm whales (Cetacea: Kogiidae) [Kogia spp.] is poorly known, and derived mostly from records of stranded animals. At sea, both species are elusive and difficult to identify. We photo-documented the presence of dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) in the waters of the Union of the Comoros. All three occurrences were sightings of apparently healthy animals from 2011 to 2013 in and near Itsandra Bay, off the island of Grande Comore. We discuss the importance of the Mozambique Channel and the Agulhas Current Large Marine Ecosystem for the species in the Western Indian Ocean.

Full text and pdf file are available at: http://mbr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41200-016-0064-z

For further information on this article please write to marco.bonato at gmail.com or marco.bonato at unito.it

Best Regards

Marco Bonato

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