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Humpback Whale Tracking _Mayotte 2013

A project of Megaptera in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Gaia Humpback WhaleAdult2013-09-252013-10-0914
Irchad Humpback WhaleAdult2013-09-272013-10-069
Teria 2 Humpback WhaleAdult2013-09-242013-09-240
Teria 3 Humpback WhaleAdult2013-09-272013-10-2730
Teria 4 Humpback WhaleAdult2013-09-292010-10-02-1093

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The Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary was established by the International Whaling Commission in 1979. Relatively little is known however about the migratory movements of humpback whales from their breeding grounds in the Sanctuary to their foraging grounds in Antarctica: do they use migration corridors? do they visit other breeding grounds on their way to their foraging grounds? How long does it take them to reach their foraging grounds? This project will help answer these questions.

Locations are transmitted with a delay of 48h as specified on the project permit.

Les données satellitaires de suivi des baleines ne sont diffusées qu’après un délai de 48 heures. Ceci permet d’éviter toute tentative de repérage des baleines tagguées et répond à l'obligation fixée par la DEAL de Mayotte

Project Partners

Project coordinated by Megaptera in collaboration with the following partners:

- Greenland Institute of Natural Resources:

- Mikkel Villum company:

- Sea Blue Safari:

- Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales:

- DEAL - Direction de l'Environement, de l'Aménagement et du Logement

- Conseil General de Mayotte



Project Sponsors

Project sponsors are:

Exagone and Groupe Teria

Sea Blue Safari Mayotte


Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Megaptera and Megaptera's members and friends



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