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In a project begun in 2009, researchers started a survey throughout the Brazilian coast to determine which regions had the greatest presence of cetaceans in the country. The work has already identified 19 species – the majority being dolphins. Six more expeditions are planned for the next three years.

"We observed the oceanographic characteristics, topography and anything that could determine areas of concentration," explains Eduardo Secchi, a researcher at the Institute of Oceanography, Federal University of Rio Grande. The project is supported by two oil companies, Chevron and BG.

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