Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis)
Southern right whales migrate between summer subantarctic feeding areas and winter breeding grounds in South America, Africa and Australasia.
They have a broad body without a dorsal fin, a V-shaped blow, and a head pattern of yellow hard skin called callosities.
Populations have steadily increased since the cessation of whaling.
They use oceanic Falkland waters while migrating, and for feeding during summer. Sightings occur in nearshore Falkland waters during autumn and winter (May-August), including surface active groups. These are presumed to be early socialising activities prior to animals continuing north to their main breeding grounds.