An unidentified beaked whale stranded in Kagoshima

Loren Coleman lcolema1 at maine.rr.com
Wed Dec 18 10:27:46 EST 2002


An unidentified beaked whale stranded in Kagoshima

LATEST UPDATE (2002.10.03)

Preparation of the skull of the 6.5 m beaked whale found stranded in
Kagoshima-ken (Prefecture) on the 26th of July is completed. Tentative
identification based on skull morphology is described here.

http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/news/research_topix/stranding_inf/20020726_2
.html

Found date: July 26. 2002, 10:45am
Locality: Nishikata beach, Sendai-shi (City), Kagoshima-ken (Prefecture)
Species: Unidentified Ziphiid (possibly of genus Mesoplodon), Female, BL; ca
6.5m
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Result

Based on skull morphology the whale in question is identified as Longman's
beaked whale.
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Does anyone know if this might be responsible for reports of the
unclassified "Species A"?

Thank you,
Loren Coleman
http://www.lorencoleman.com


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