Discovery of Right Whales in the Gulf of Mexico

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Science  19 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3577, pp. 269
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3577.269


Two whales were observed closely for an hour off Sarasota, Florida, by residents who provided observations of structural details which identify only the right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, a temperate and subpolar species previously known to range to the Florida east coast, but not to enter the Gulf of Mexico.

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