Female with calf
Place of tagging: Golfo Nuevo
Date of tagging: Nov. 1, 2023
Transmission stopped: Dec. 20, 2023


Pandora´s tracking route

  • Pandora and her calf continued traveling east, and at the latitude of the north rim of Golfo San Jorge, they crossed the continental slope. Once they reached the deep ocean basin, they continued their eastern route in a direct line from the Patagonian coast, for a distance of over 1,200 kilometers (746 miles). On December 20th, when it seemed that Pandora had found an area where she could feed, we lost her signal. This adult female´s device was the one which transmitted the longest time (over 50 days) among the short duration transmitters.

  • Pandora was the second whale tagged this season, on November 1, near La Adela, one of the areas on the northern shore of Golfo Nuevo with the highest abundance of whales. Pandora and her calf traveled predominately in the eastern areas of the gulf, close to the mouth. Once their migration began, when they were over the continental shelf, they traveled southwards, to the latitude of Cabo Raso, in Chubut, where they turned east. They are now over the middle of the continental shelf.