First record of the pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) in Trinidad and Tobago waters

Alësha Rachel Naranjit, Howard P. Nelson, Angela P. Ramsey

Abstract


On 19 September 2011, a single pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) was found at Hope Beach in Tobago. As it appeared to be struggling to swim it was examined, found to be a healthy, female (possibly adult) and was successfully released into deeper water. The report of this encounter documents the first record of Feresa attenuata in the waters around Trinidad and Tobago, in the southern Caribbean.

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Pygmy Killer Whale, Stranding, Feresa attenuata, Trinidad and Tobago, first record, Caribbean

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5597/lajam00196

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