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Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
HUMPBACK WHALE
Balaena boops Fabricius, 1780; Balaena novaeangliae Borowski, 1781; Balaena novaeangliae

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Species Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

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Species Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)

Humpback Whale

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

 

Generic Combinations

  • Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781).

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Circumglobal.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Timor Transition (1), Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Eastern Transition (15), Kenn Transition (16), Kenn Province (17), Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northwest Province (4), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental shelf, migratory, oceanic, pelagic, predator.

 

General References

Aitken, P.F. 1971. Whales from the coast of South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 95 : 95-103

Baker, C.S., Perry, A., Bannister, J.L. et al . 1993. Abundant mitochondrial DNA variation and world-wide population structure in humpback whales. Problemi Attuali di Scienza e di Cultura 90 : 8239-8243

Baker, C.S., Slade, R.W., Bannister, J.L. et al . 1994. Hierarchical structure of mitochondrial DNA gene flow among humpback whales Megaloptera novaeangliae , world-wide whales. Molecular Ecology 3 : 313-328

Bannister, J.L. 1985. Southern right ( Eubalaena australis ) and humpback ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) whales off Western Australia: some recent aerial survey work. pp. 105-113 in Ling, J.K. & Bryden, M.M. (eds). Studies of sea mammals in south latitudes . Adelaide : South Australian Museum 132 pp.

Bannister, J.L., Kemper, C.M. & Warneke, R.M. 1996. The Action Plan for Australian Cetaceans . Canberra : Australian Nature Conservation Agency 242 pp.

Bannister, J.L., Kirkwood, G.P. & Wayte, S.E. 1991. Increase in humpback whales off Western Australia. Reports of the International Whaling Commission 41 : 461-465

Bannister, J.L. & Hedley, S.L. 2001. Southern Hemisphere Group IV humpback whales: their status from recent aerial survey. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 47 : 587-598

Brown, M. & Corkeron, P. 1995. Pod characteristics of migrating humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) off the east Australian coast. Behaviour 132 : 163-180

Brown, M.R., Corkeron, P.J., Hale, P.T., Schultz, K.W. & Bryden, M.M. 1995. Evidence for a sex-segregated migration in the humpback whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae ). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 259 : 229

Bryden, M.M. 1978. Whales and whaling in Queensland waters. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 89 : v-xviii

Bryden, M.M., Kirkwood, G.P. & Slade, R.W. 1990. Humpback whales, Area V. An increase in numbers off Australia's east coast. pp. 271-277 in Kerry, K.R. & Hempel, G. (eds). Antarctic Ecosystems. Ecological change and conservation . Berlin : Springer Verlag.

Burton, C.L.K. 1991. Sighting analysis and photo-identification of humpback whales off Western Australia, 1989. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 : 259-270

Cato, D.H. 1991. Songs of humpback whales: the Australian perspective. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 : 277-290

Chittleborough, R.G. 1965. Dynamics of two populations of the Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 16 : 33-128

Clapham, P.J. 1996. The social and reproductive biology of humpback whales: An ecological perspective. Mammal Review 26 : 27-49

Corkeron, P.J. 1995. Humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) in Hervy Bay, Queensland: Behaviour and responses to whale-watching vessels. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73 : 1290-1299

Corkeron, P.J., Brown, M., Slade, R.W. & Bryden, M.M. 1994. Humpback whales, Megaloptera novaeangliae (Cetacea: Balaenopteridae), in Hervy Bay, Queensland. Wildlife Research 21 : 293-305

Dawbin, W.H. 1966. The seasonal migratory cycle of Humpback Whales. pp. 145-170 in Norris, K.S. (ed.). Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises . Berkeley & Los Angeles : Univ. California Press.

Dawbin, W.H. 1997. Temporal segregation of humpback whales during migration in Southern Hemisphere waters. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 : 105-138

Dawbin, W.H. & Eyre, E.J. 1991. Humpback whale songs along the coast of Western Australia and some comparison with east coast songs. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 : 249-254

Dixon, J.M. 1982. The Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781), a first stranding for Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 99 : 24-27

Gaskin, D.E. 1972. Whales, Dolphins and Seals, with Special Reference to the New Zealand Region . London : Heinemann 200 pp.

Gill, P.C. 1995. Photographic resight of a humpback whale between Western Australia and Antarctic Area IV. Marine Mammal Science 11 : 96-100

Gill, P.C., Eyre, E.J., Garrigue, C. & Dawbin, W.H. 1995. Observations of humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) on a cruise to New Caledonia and the Chesterfield Reefs. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 38 : 505-511

Guiler, E.R. 1978. Whale strandings in Tasmania since 1945 with notes on some seal reports. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 112 : 189-213

Leatherwood, S. & Reeves, R.R. 1983. The Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins . San Francisco : Sierra Club Books xviii 302 pp.

Mednis, A. 1991. An acoustic analysis of the 1988 song of the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae , off eastern Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 : 323-332

Noad, M.J., Cato, D.H., Bryden, M.M., Jenner, M.N. & Jenner, K.C.S. 2000. Cultural revolution in whalesongs. Nature 408 : 537

Paterson, R., Paterson, P. & Cato, D.H. 1994. The status of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae in east Australia thirty years after whaling. Biological Conservation 70 : 135-142

Paterson, R., Paterson, P. & Cato, D.H. 2004. Continued increase in east Australian humpback whales in 2001, 2002. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 49 : 712

Paterson, R. & Paterson, P. 1984. A study of the past and present status of humpback whales in east Australian waters. Biological Conservation 29 : 321-343

Paterson, R. & Paterson, P. 1989. The status of the recovering stocks of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae in east Australian waters. Biological Conservation 47 : 33-48

Paterson, R.A. 1994. Unusual humpback whale sightings at Cape Morton. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 35 : 224

Pirzi, R. & Anderson, G.R.V. 1997. Australia. Progress report on cetacean research, May 1995 to May 1996. In, Anon. (ed.). Forty-seventh Report of the International Whaling Commission . Cambridge : International Whaling Commission 1032 pp.

Quayle, C.J. 1991. A dissection of the larynx of a humpback whale calf with a review of its functional morphology. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 : 343-350

Rosenbaum, H.C., Clapham, P.J., Allen, J. et al . 1995. Geographic variation in ventral fluke pigmentation of humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae populations worldwide. Marine Ecology Progress Series 124 : 1-3

Valsecchi, E., Palsboll, P., Hale, P. et al . 1997. Microsatellite genetic distances between oceanic populations of the humpback whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae ). Molecular Biology and Evolution 14 : 355-362

Warneke, R.M. 1983. Whale stranding — accident or design. Australian Natural History 21 : 43-47

Winn, H.E. & Reichley, N.E. 1985. Humpback whale Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781). pp. 241-273 in Ridgway, S.H. & Harrison, R.J. (eds). Handbook of Marine Mammals. Volume 3. The sirenians and baleen whales . London : Academic Press 362 pp.

 

Common Name References

ABRS 2001. Census of Australian Vertebrates. Australian Biological Resources Study. (Humpback Whale)

 

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Synonyms: Balaena lalandii Balaena longimana Balaena nodosa Balaena novaeangliae Megaptera braziliensis Megaptera indica Megaptera lalandii Megaptera longimana Megaptera longipinna Megaptera nodosa Megaptera osphya details
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