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Monitoring whales within the Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program: final report of the whales team in the megafauna expert group

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Title: Monitoring whales within the Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program: final report of the whales team in the megafauna expert group
Year of publication: 2019
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Reef 2050
Megafauna Expert Group (RIMRep)
Abstract: Two species of great whales are commonly encountered on a seasonal basis in the Reef, the humpback, Megaptera novaeangliae, and the dwarf minke, Balaenoptera acutorostrata subsp. This report focuses on these two species, acknowledging that many other large and migratory whales utilise the Reef. Other limitations of this report include spatial and jurisdictional boundaries (i.e. a focus on specific information needs for agencies responsible for protection and management of values within the World Heritage Area). We acknowledge the need for more research to improve our overall understanding of these whale populations (e.g. stock structure and population connectivity through the south Pacific and Southern oceans), and the significance of risks to them through their extended habitat and range outside the World Heritage Area.
An accessible copy of this report is not yet available from this repository, please contact elibrary@gbrmpa.gov.au for more information.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/3585
ISBN: 9780648721505
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Rights: © Commonwealth of Australia (Australian Institute of Marine Science) 2019. This document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence with the exception of the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, the logos of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Queensland Government, any other material protected by a trademark, content supplied by third parties and any photographs. For licence conditions see: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
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