FIRST RECORD OF MOVEMENT OF A SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE (EUBALAENA AUSTRALIS) BETWEEN WARM WATER BREEDING GROUNDS AND THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN, SOUTH OF 60°S12
For Ken Norris, with the authors' respect for his humanity and pioneering spirit, in appreciation of his curiosity and insights, and in recognition of his very special contributions to cetacean biology over many years. As an example of his care for others, there is the case of Bill Dawbin–in later years lonely, frustrated, and physically unwell, yet still retaining a lively intellect. Ken invited him to California from Sydney, New South Wales, entertained him in his home, and ensured he met old and new colleagues. The highlight, as recounted by Bill, was a trip into the mountains. It included one night in the open, under the stars, discussing the meaning of life. As Bill said, recounting the experience with affection, “We didn't solve anything, but it sure took my mind off other problems for a while!”
Eubalaena australis is used here in preference to Balaena glacialis australis (see Rice 1998), following the customary usage of right whale biologists over many years, in line with discussions at the two international right whale workshops, Boston 1983 and Cape Town 1998 (see Brownell et al. 1986, Anon. 1998), and pending further analyses recommended at the latter.
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