Preliminary comparison of humpback whale photographic identifications indicates connectivity between Reunion ( BS C 4 ) and Madagascar ( BS C 3 )

  • BOUCAUD V 1 . ROSENBAUM
  • Published 2011

Abstract

We report on the first movement of humpback whales between Reunion (C4) and Madagascar (C3) in the south-western Indian Ocean (Breeding stock C) using photographic identification of individual fluke. The inter-regional catalogue included 1021 individuals from Antongil Bay, Madagascar (2000-2006) and 320 individuals from Reunion (2001-2010). Comparisons are still ongoing, but so far, 3 inter-regional recaptures have been reported, indicating some connectivity between C3 and C4 sub-stocks.

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@inproceedings{ROSENBAUM2011PreliminaryCO, title={Preliminary comparison of humpback whale photographic identifications indicates connectivity between Reunion ( BS C 4 ) and Madagascar ( BS C 3 )}, author={BOUCAUD V 1 . ROSENBAUM}, year={2011} }