Parana, Brazil, South America, South Atlantic Ocean
22 Mar 2005
4 sightings of same individual, 2005-2008 2005 03 22 25° 20' S 45° 05' W Parana 2007 09 10 25° 03' S 47° 55' W Parana 2008 02 08 23° 08' S 44° 58' W São Paulo 2008 05 03 22° 56' S 43° 30' W Rio de Janiero
Santos, M. C. de O. and E. da Silva (2009). "Records of a male killer whale (Orcinus orca) off southeastern Brazil. ." Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 57(1): 65-68. ABSTRACT: Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are found in all oceans, but are generally most commonly observed in coastal, temperate waters, especially in areas of high productivity. In the Western South Atlantic, long-term studies on killer whales have been conducted mainly off northern Patagonia, Argentina. The species is poorly known on the Brazilian coast where strandings and opportunistic sightings are the main sources of information. We report four sightings of a male killer whale identified through notches along its dorsal fin from 2005 and 2008, presenting the first observation on a long-distance movement (ca. 550km ) along the southeastern coast of Brazil.
Greenwich, England, United Kingdom, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Gray, J. E. (1866). Catalogue of seals and whales in the British Museum. London, British Museum:280
Skull and skeleton in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons is probably the animal killed at Greenwich in 1793.
Banks in: Lacépède, M. l. c. d. (1804). Histoire Naturelle, Genérale et Particuliere, des Cétacées. Ouvrage faisant suite l'Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mise dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des Notes et des Additions. Paris, P. Didot l'ain et Firmin Didot [p. 305 under Le Dauphin g;ladiateur]
Owen, R. (1853). "Descriptive catalog of the osteological series contained in the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons." Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London, 2 vols, 4to, Vol. 1, xlv + 350 pp., Vol. 2, pp. 351-914. p. 455.