Anthropogenic impact on a pregnant Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) stranded in Brazil

Guilherme Augusto Bortolotto*, Igor O. B. Morais, Paulo R. B. Ferreira, Maria S.S. Reis, Luciano R. A. Souto

*Awdur cyfatebol y gwaith hwn

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

3 Dyfyniadau (Scopus)
10 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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Background
Because of their usually cryptic behaviour, most knowledge on the biology of beaked whales are from records of stranded animals. Although the Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) is the best known species of the ziphiidae family, little information on its reproduction is available.

Results
Here we report on the stranding of a dead pregnant female with clear signs of anthropogenic impact, including the presence of a fishing artefact in the stomach.

Conclusions
The region of the stranding (north-eastern coast of Brazil) is an area of increasing interest for oil and gas exploitation. Conservation concerns may arise from findings such as the one presented and discussed here.
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Rhif yr erthygl30
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Cyfrol9
Rhif cyhoeddi1
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StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 13 Meh 2016
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