Influences of underwater bottom topography and morphology on minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) distribution in the Mingan Island, Canada

Abstract: Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) distribution was derived from a 12 year observation programme in the Mingan Islands (Canada) and related to three geological features of the sea-floor: maximum depth, topography and geomorphology. Minke whale distribution was not uniform nor random in relation to maximum depth and topography, however, no evident trend was found. The most prominent factor was the...

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