Marybio Foundation marine mammal aerial sightings in Bahia San Antonio, Patagonia 2008-2010

Marybio Foundation

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Marybio Foundation


Primary contact Els Vermeulen Marybio Foundation
Data entry Connie Kot


Vermeulen, E. 2011. Marybio Foundation marine mammal aerial sightings in Bahia San Antonio, Patagonia 2008-2010. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP ( on yyyy-mm-dd.


In recent decades, the population of southern right whales has been estimated to recover continuously, and that historical wintering grounds may be reoccupied gradually by this species as can be seen in the study area Bahía San Antonio, province of Río Negro, Argentina. Consequently, this apparent increase in right whale presence in Río Negro led to an increasing interest in the utilization of the species for local whale-based tourism.

This study was meant to present the first estimates of southern right whale abundance in Bahía San Antonio, being the most touristic coastal region of the province Río Negro, and to determine their group composition and behavioral reactions towards human interactions.


To have an accurate estimate of abundance and group composition of southern right whales in Bahía San Antonio, Río Negro, Argentina.

Supplemental information

Since time was not recorded, records were filled with 0:00:00 and noted in [Notes].




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Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by SEAMAP)
latitudeLatitude of observation
longitudeLongitude of observation
obs_countObserved count
sp_obsSpecies observed
sp_tsnSpecies ITIS TSN
obs_dateObserved date
obs_timeObserved time
notesDetails for when time was not recorded (generated by SEAMAP)
Marine mammals91
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Date, Begin2008-11-03
Date, End2010-10-25
Temporal prec.111000
Latitude-40.91 - -40.76
Longitude-65.12 - -64.73
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
Data typeAnimal sighting
Traveled (km)0
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