Regulatory News


Eight orcas were spotted on Sunday, January 22, near the beaches of Barra da Lagoa and Mozambique, in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, in the southern region of Brazil. Last year, orcas were spotted in this same period near Santinho beach, also in Florianopolis, and are usually seen close to Arvoredo Island. They are most likely to migrate at this time of year for food.

A few days earlier, on January 18, a Bryde’s whale ran aground on Imbe beach, on the north coast of Rio Grande do Sul, also in the south of the country. Measuring about 13 meters and weighing 40 tons, the whale, an adult male, arrived dead and its carcass had to be buried under the sand. The species usually appears on the southern coast of Brazil in the summer in the open sea. The cause of death was not known.

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