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Table 1 Spatial and temporal distribution of the common minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, (n = 185) examined in the current study for their epibiotic macrofauna during their summer migrations in Icelandic waters over the period 2003 to 2007

From: Epibiotic macrofauna on common minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, in Icelandic waters

Years   2007 2007 2004, 2006, 2007 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 2003, 2007  
Months   April May June July August September Total
  1   3 8(+1) †† 11 17(+2) 7 46(+3)
  2 3 1 4 6 13 3 30
  3    7 5 2   14
  4    8 4 2 1 15
Geographic areas 5    4 4 2 1 11
  6   2 7 6 6 2 23
  8     2 1   3
  9   1 2 14 8 2 27
  10    9 1 4 2 16
Total   3 7 49 53 55 18 185(+3)
  1. †Geographic areas are detailed in Figure 3a.
  2. †† Additional whales examined for lamprey scars only are shown in parentheses.