Cetacean diversity off La Réunion Island (France)

@article{DulauDrouot2008CetaceanDO,
  title={Cetacean diversity off La R{\'e}union Island (France)},
  author={Violaine Dulau-Drouot and Virginie Boucaud and Bernard Rota},
  journal={Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom},
  year={2008},
  volume={88},
  pages={1263 - 1272}
}
The waters of La Réunion, a French island located in the south-western Indian Ocean, have never been investigated for cetacean diversity. Dedicated daily surveys were conducted in 2004–2007 to assess cetacean diversity off the western and southern coasts of the island. A total of ten species was observed during the survey period, including two baleen whales and eight odontocetes. Four additional species that had not been observed at sea were reported stranded. The most frequent delphinid… 
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