Regulatory News

At least 20 bryde whales have already been seen close to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro since the beginning of the year. This drew the attention of researchers from the River Islands project, which aims to preserve the flora and fauna of islands located on the coast near the city. Many of the animals are young, according to biologist Liliane Lodi, head of the team responsible for monitoring and surveying the cetaceans in the project.

Bryde whales spend much of the year in tropical waters, where they are attracted by schools of small fish and crustaceans. The species does not often make great migrations. The higher frequency can be attributed, according to experts, to a phenomenon of the past few weeks that brought cold air masses rich in nutrients to the coast of Rio.

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