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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.


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


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

Thank you,
Loren Coleman


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