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Sperm whales (Physeter catodon) in the Gulf of Mexico

January 1, 1985

The distribution of the sperm whale, Physeter catodon, was documented in the Gulf of Mexico during 1979 to 1981 using regular aerial surveys and opportunistic sightings from ships. Most sightings were in the western Gulf of Mexico in deep waters near the edge of the continental shelf. A total of 47 adults and 12 young animals was sighted in groups containing from one to 14 animals.

Publication Year 1985
Title Sperm whales (Physeter catodon) in the Gulf of Mexico
Authors L.A. Collum, T. H. Fritts
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Southwestern Naturalist
Index ID 5223723
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center