Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Antarctica World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Comores World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Greek Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Maine World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Kenya World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Lamu World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madagascar World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mauritius World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mediterranean Sea World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Mozambique World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Pacific Ocean World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Reunion World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Seychelles World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Seychelles World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Somalia World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail St. Lawrence Estuary World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Subantarctic Waters World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Tanzania World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail World Oceans World Register of Marine Species  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail -74 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 78.15 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude min
Additional detail -174 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 179.53 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
Body length (VT) average
Additional detail 12.86 m adult PanTHERIA  
Body mass average
Additional detail 1,300.0 kg newborn animal PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 30,000.0 kg adult PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 1,350.0 kg neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 30,000.0 kg adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
Habitat
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail archipelago
  • Archipelago
    A group of geographically or geologically associated islands.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000220
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bar
  • Bar
    A linear shoaling landform feature within a body of water. Bars tend to be long and narrow (linear) and develop where a current (or waves) promote deposition of granular material, resulting in localized shallowing (shoaling) of the water. Bars can appear in the sea, in a lake, or in a river. They are typically composed of sand, although could be of any granular matter that the moving water has access to and is capable of shifting around (for example, soil, silt, gravel, cobble, shingle, or even boulders). The grain size of the material comprising a bar is related: to the size of the waves or the strength of the currents moving the material, but the availability of material to be worked by waves and currents is also important.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000167
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • Island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine algal bloom
  • Marine algal bloom
    A marine algal bloom is a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae in a marine system. Typically, only one or a small number of phytoplankton species are involved. Although there is no officially recognized threshold level, algae can be considered to be blooming at concentrations of hundreds to thousands of cells per milliliter, depending on the severity.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000057
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mouth
  • Mouth
    The exit or point of discharge of a stream into another stream, lake or sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000479
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ridge Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shoreline
  • Shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail stack
  • Stack
    A geological landform consisting of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000419
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail subtropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Trophic level
Additional detail Carnivore
  • Carnivore
    An animal that mainly eats meat.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Primary__Carnivore
PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Amphipods GloBI  
Additional detail Bottlenose Dolphin GloBI  
Additional detail Cocconeis GloBI  
Additional detail Conchoderma GloBI  
Additional detail Cookie-cuter Sharks GloBI  
Additional detail Coronula GloBI  
Additional detail Crassicauda boopis GloBI  
Additional detail Cyamus GloBI  
Additional detail Dall Porpoise GloBI  
Additional detail Eschricht's Dolphin GloBI  
Additional detail False Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Fin Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Killer Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Lampetra GloBI  
Additional detail Licmophora GloBI  
Additional detail Minke Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Ogmogaster GloBI  
Additional detail Pantropical Spotted Dolphin GloBI  
Additional detail Petromyzon GloBI  
Additional detail Rough-toothed Dolphin GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Amphipods GloBI  
Additional detail Cephalopods GloBI  
Additional detail Copepods GloBI  
Additional detail Euphausiidae GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Krill GloBI  
Additional detail Munida GloBI  
Additional detail Ray-finned Fishes GloBI  
Additional detail Southern Ningaui GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
Diet breadth
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 0.038 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.53 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail -1.58 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 29.32 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration min
Additional detail 0.49 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 87.36 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.034 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 1.98 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.4 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 8.76 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation max
Additional detail 106.01 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 83.82 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 30.13 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 37.87 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 1 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 1 individuals PanTHERIA  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 349.79 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 1.8 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 2.0 years female PanTHERIA  
Litters per year average
Additional detail 0.37 female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 0.5 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 95.0 years PanTHERIA  
max Additional detail 95 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Social group size
    Number of individuals in a group that spends the majority of their time in a 24 hour cycle together where there is some indication that these individuals form a social cohesive unit.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SocialGroupSize
Social group size average
Additional detail 2 individuals PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility average
Additional detail 3.59 years PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 4.5 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 4.5 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Weaning age
Additional detail 236 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 318.46 days PanTHERIA  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 342 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 1.81 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0.78 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 36.0 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
Population trend
Additional detail Increasing IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>
Conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • Least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  

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