An updated, annotated checklist of the marine mammals of Hong Kong

@inproceedings{Jefferson2007AnUA,
  title={An updated, annotated checklist of the marine mammals of Hong Kong},
  author={Thomas A Jefferson and Samuel K. Hung},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract Records of marine mammal strandings, sightings, and captures from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China, were reviewed. A total of 16 species of cetaceans (1 baleen whale and 15 toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have been confirmed to occur in Hong Kong. An additional two species of baleen whales have been reported, but cannot be confirmed at this time (in fact, we suspect that they are both misidentifications). Additional species may have… 

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