Lonati, G. L., Hynes, N. J., Howe, K. R., Durette-Morin, D., Brown, M. W., & Davies, K. T. A. (2022). Observations of adult–calf nonreproductive copulatory behavior in North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis). Aquatic Mammals, 48(6), 639-645.
Supplementary Material: Videos
These videos of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis, NARWs) engaging in adult-calf nonreproductive copulatory behavior were taken in the Shediac Valley of the southwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, on 26 July 2020 and 18 July 2021. Observation #1 involved a 38-y-old male (NARW Catalog #1429), a 24-y-old female (NARW Catalog #2642), and the 2020 female calf of #2642. Observation #2 involved a 17-y-old male (NARW Catalog #3442) and the 2021 presumed female calf of NARW Catalog #3720 (a 14-y-old female).