This is a correction to: Emma L Betty, Karen A Stockin, Bethany Hinton, Barbara A Bollard, Mark B Orams, Sinéad Murphy, Age- and sex-specific survivorship of the Southern Hemisphere long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas edwardii), Journal of Mammalogy, 2022, gyac085, https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyac085
In the originally published version of this manuscript, some corrections were incorrectly incorporated, including a paragraph of text which was incorrectly inserted into the Materials and Methods section. The paragraph: “It is also possible that higher male mortality may be related to disease and/or pollutant burden. For example, sharp decreases in survival probabilities have been reported for G. m. melas in the Strait of Gibraltar following morbillivirus epizootics, which have also been linked to high organochlorine (OC) contaminant concentrations in this population (Lauriano et al. 2014, Pons et al. 2022). These morbillivirus outbreaks have been observed to affect sexes differently, with male LFPWs showing a more severe decrease in survival rate compared to females (Pons et al. 2022). This finding supports the idea that high OC concentrations could affect immunity, with females being less affected due to their ability to offload contaminants through pregnancy and lactation (Aguilar and Borrell 1988). With the exception of a recent study examining trace element concentrations (Lischka et al. 2021), very little information is available on the pollutant burden of G. m. edwardii in New Zealand waters. Further investigation is required to examine current levels of organochlorine and other emerging contaminants in G. m. edwardii and to identify any population-level impacts.” should appear in the Discussion section.
This error has been corrected online.