Photo: Paula Faiferman
Centaura´s tracking route
Centaura’s migration was tracked for 243 days, over 16,427 kilometers (10,207 miles). Centaura and her calf remained in the calm waters of Golfo Nuevo for 88 days, before beginning their migratory travels to feeding areas. They explored the ocean basin, then returned to the Patagonian Sea, mostly on the continental shelf close to the continental slope, at the latitude between Golfo San Matias and the northern section of the Golfo San Jorge.
This female and her calf later traveled southeast to the ocean basin and were in the deep waters north of the Plateau of the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands when, on the night of May 29, 2022, when Centaura’s tag stopped transmissions.