In Batuan town, a short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala
macrorhynchus) was already dead when reports from the Philippine Coast Guard Masbate reached BFAR in Masbate at 7 a.m.
These large oceanic dolphins are more closely related to Risso's dolphins (Grampus griseus), pygmy killer whales (Feresa attenuata) and pilot whales (Globicephala
sp.) than they are to killer whales (Orcinus orca), all of which also belong in the dolphin family.
Specifically, the CeMV strain termed dolphin morbillivirus (DMV) has caused at least 4 unusual mortality events (UMEs) among striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the western Mediterranean Sea and, to a lesser extent, long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala
melas) and other wild cetaceans from the same region (1-3).
Columna vertebralis in a dolphin (Globicephala
One of the great mysteries in American marine mammal biology has to do with the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala
macrorhynchus) population or populations in southern California.
Behavior of short-finned pilot whales Globicephala
macrorhynchus (Gray, 1846) (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Delphinidae) in the southeastern Arabian Sea.
The pantropical spotted dolphin and humpback whale were the most frequently sighted species in terms of groups (13 and 11 sightings, respectively), followed by the common bottlenose dolphin (8 groups) and the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala
macrorhynchus; 4 groups).
Although there were studies of rarer or less accessible species, such as the pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) and short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala
macrorhynchus) (e.g., Pryor et al., 1965; Shane and McSweeney, 1990), more frequent and directed surveys for a variety of species were not initiated until 2000 (e.g., Baird, 2005; McSweeney et al., 2007; Baird et al., 2009).
Choking on prey has also been reported for other wild cetacean species such as long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala
melas ((IJsseldijk et al, 2015); harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Orr, 1937; Scheffer and Slipp, 1948; Scheffer, 1953; Hult et al, 1980); Pacific white-sided dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Houck, 1961); short-beaked common dolphin, Delphinus delphis (Krivokhizhin and Birkun, 1991); Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis (Mignucci-Giannoni, 1996); whitebeak dolphin, L.
For the first time at this latitude in Baffin Bay, long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala
melas) and sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) were detected during summer and fall.
Las nuevas poblaciones tendrian acceso a peces de mar abierto, como los atunes y dorados; a peces semiabismales, como el congrio (Genypterus) y los cetaceos (Globicephala