[MARMAM] New publication on sightings of cetaceans in the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Tue Oct 3 07:00:50 PDT 2017

Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting. 

We would like to inform you that the new paper on sightings of cetaceans in
the Western Antarctic Peninsula has been published in the Turkish Journal of


The pdf copy is available online via the following link. 


Öztürk, B., Tonay, A.M., Öz, M.İ., Yılmaz, I.N., Ergül, H.A., Öztürk, A.A.
2017. Sightings of cetaceans in the Western Antarctic Peninsula during the
first joint Turkish-Ukrainian Antarctic Research Expedition, 2016. Turk J
Zool 41: 955-961.



During the cetacean surveys of the first Turkish-Ukrainian Antarctic
Research Expedition conducted on 5-8 April 2016 in Lemaire Channel, Penola
Strait, Flanders Bay, southern Gerlache Strait, and southern Neumayer
Channel in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, 74 humpback whales (Megaptera
novaeangliae) in 24 sightings and 11 Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera
bonaerensis) in 6 sightings were recorded. The overall encounter rate
(number of sightings/survey effort in nautical miles) was 0.333 (0.266 for
humpback whale, 0.066 for Antarctic minke whale). According to the sighting
distribution, the Lemaire Channel and Penola Strait are important migration
and feeding habitats for whales. Five humpback whales were photo-identified
individually by natural features on their flukes; one of them had a match in
the Antarctic Humpback Whale Catalogue. The matched individual was first
recorded on 30 August 2007 at Salinas, Ecuador.


Alternatively, pdf requests can be sent to atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
<mailto:atonay at istanbul.edu.tr> 





Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Fisheries, İstanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:200 Laleli, 34480 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: ­+90 212 455 5700/16434   Fax: +90 212 514 0379

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