MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
A new mass stranding of false killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens, in the Strait of Magellan, Chile
HARO, D.; AGUAYO-LOBO, A; BLANK, O.; CIFUENTES, C.; DOUGNAC, C.; ARREDONDO, C.; PARDO, C.; CÁCERES SAEZ, I.
REVISTA DE BIOLOGIA MARINA Y OCEANOGRAFIA
Lugar: Valparaíso; Año: 2015 vol. 50 p. 149 - 149
Several mass strandings of false killer whales have been recorded around the world. This study reports a mass stranding of 46 animals occurred the 24th of February 2013 on shores of Susana Cove, Strait of Magellan; Chile. Data regarding body proportions, sex and teeth of 15 stranded individuals are presented. Preliminary necropsy studies were done in 7 individuals. Sexual dimorphism was found for the total length, being males significantly larger than females. In general, it was observed that specimens analyzed presented normal body conditions, and no diseases or evidence of starvation was attributable as possible causes of stranding.