We are quite excited because sightings of these types of Kogia
whales are quite rare.
Live strandings accounted for 15% of all strandings; more than 41% of pelagic odontocetes (40% of delphinids, 52% of Kogia
Photographs analysed by Dr Peter Evans, Director of Sea Watch, revealed the shape of a Kogia
whale, distinctive because of its large almost triangular fin.
With exception of 1 dwarf sperm whale, Kogia
sima, these 10 dolphins were the only cetaceans we were able to examine during this 32-month period.
found a stranded live dwarf sperm whale, Kogia
simus specimen which was successfully returned to the sea.
Take reduction plans currently are in effect for the harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, in the Mid Atlantic and Gulf of Maine regions; large whales (Eubalaena glacialis, Megaptera novaenangliae, and Balaenoptera physalis) in the Atlantic; and the pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus; pygmy sperm whale, Kogia
breviceps; sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus; humpback whale, Megaptera novaeanliae; and beaked whales (Berardius bairdii, Mesoplodon spp.
Unidentified delphinoids were pooled with all delphinids; unidentified small whales were pooled with Ziphius, Mesoplodon and Kogia
Apparent predation by a white shark Carcharodon carcharias, on a pygmy sperm whale, Kogia