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Table 1 Summarised published records of dusky dolphins in the Falkland Islands. Record status relates to the revised information presented in this review, with ‘unsupported’ referring specifically to those records for which no verification information (i.e. photo or video) is available to independently confirm the species identification. All other data presented are those from the original published sources, with additional novel data acquired during this review provided in brackets

From: Records of the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) in the Falkland Islands, including associations with Peale’s dolphin (L. australis)

Record Type Record status Date Location Number Published source
1 Skulls Originated elsewhere [this paper] 1949 Captured off “The Cape” 2 NHMUK 1952.6.20.2 and 1952.6.20.3: Van Waerebeek et al. (1995); Otley (2012); this paper
2 Skull Confirmed 1955 Falkland Islands 1 NHMUK 1955.9.2.3: Van Waerebeek et al. (1995); Otley (2012); this paper
3 Sighting Unsupported 20 Jan 78 West Point 2 Goodall et al. (1997)
4 Sighting Unsupported 2 Dec 78 West Point 3 Goodall et al. (1997)
5 Sighting Unsupported 10 Jan 79 130 miles NE of the Falklands: 49°14'S, 57°14'W 12–20 Goodall et al. (1997)
6 Sighting Unsupported 10 Jan 79 45 miles NE of the Falklands: 50°50'S, 57°08'W 4–8 Goodall et al. (1997)
7 Sighting Unsupported 2 Jan 84 Carcass Island: 51°18'S, 60°30'W 10–12 Goodall et al. (1997)
8 Sighting Unsupported 13 Aug 91 49°56'S, 58°51'W 4 Van Waerebeek et al. (1995); Goodall et al. (1997)
9 Sighting Unsupported 30 Aug 91 51°08'S, 56°51'W 11 Van Waerebeek et al. (1995); Goodall et al. (1997)
10 Sighting Unsupported 30 Aug 91 51°05'S, 56°57'W 2 Van Waerebeek et al. (1995); Goodall et al. (1997)
11 Sighting Confirmed [this paper] [Jan 1997] [Approx. 300 km north of the Falklands: 48–49°S and 58–60°W]. [6] Andy Black pers. comm. cited in Otley (2012); this paper
12 Sighting Unsupported [8 Mar] 2007 East of the Falklands [52°41.61'S 57°48.28'W] in 488 m water depth 12 McCarthy and Unwin (2007) cited in Otley (2012)
13 Live stranding Confirmed [this paper] [19 Feb] 2008 [Stanley Harbour: 51°41.82'S 57°47.22'W] 1 Otley (2012); this paper
14 Sighting Unsupported [16 Feb 2008] [Approx. 300 km east of the Falklands in 2000 m depth: 52°07.20'S 53°30'W] [12] Andy Black pers. comm. cited in Otley (2012)