Funding for this research was provided by:
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (PhD Scholarship, Grant No. 440689)
Australian Marine Mammal Centre, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (project number 2010/3, project number 2010/3, project number 2010/3, project number 2010/3)
Australian Antarctic Division (project number 2010/3, project number 2010/3, project number 2010/3, project number 2010/3)
Received: 2 March 2022
Accepted: 14 June 2022
First Online: 12 July 2022
: All institutional and/or national guidelines and regulations regarding the collection of biopsy samples and protocols were followed. This study was conducted with animal ethics approval of the Flinders University and Macquarie University under research permit (E326), as well as research permits from Department of Environment and Natural Resources, South Australia (E25889); Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia (SF008961); Department of Sustainability Environment, Victoria (FF383247); Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts (2008-001) and South Australia State water a Ministerial Exemption of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (9902404).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any conflict of interest or competing interests.