After a dwarf sperm whale
became stranded on Jinqing Beach in New Taipei City's Jinshan District on Tuesday (March 20), it was hurriedly rushed to nearby Guandu Elementary School for rehabilitation with the hope that it can quickly return to the sea, according to the the school's principal Wu Wen-te, reported CNA.
Among the species stranded in the region's beaches were giant sperm whale, spinner dolphin, Fraser's dolphin, striped dolphin, common bottlenose dolphin, pygmy killer whale, Risso's dolphin and dwarf sperm whale
The 3 species not sighted by the observers while on systematic effort during the HICEAS in 2010 were the spinner dolphin, the dwarf sperm whale
(Kogia sima), and the minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata).
The identified species included two species of Baleen Whales (Mysticeti), namely, Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera edeni), and nine species of Toothed Whales (Odontoceti), namely, Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus), Killer Whale (Orcinus orca), Dwarf Sperm Whale
(Kogia sima), Longman's Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus), False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens), Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis), Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncates), Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), and Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris).
The Dwarf Sperm Whale
has never before been recorded in UK waters but was seen last Sunday in Mounts Bay next to Penzance by a member of the public.
found a stranded live dwarf sperm whale
, Kogia simus specimen which was successfully returned to the sea.
Bryde's whale or Tropical whale, Blue whale, Humpback whale, Sperm whale, Dwarf Sperm whale
, Cuvier's Beaked whale, Pygmy Killer whale, Melon-headed whales and False Killer whale are the famous types of whales that visit Omani waters.
Dubai One of the smallest of the world's biggest creatures, a dwarf sperm whale
, was found beached along Palm Jebel Ali a few days ago after colliding with a vessel which probably caused death on impact.
Bryde's Whales or Tropical Whales, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales
, Cuvier's Beaked Whale, Pygmy Killer Whales, Melon-Headed Whales and False Killer Whale are the famous types of whales that visit Omani waters.
During the next two days, a newborn minke whale and two dwarf sperm whales
also died in one of the largest beaching events ever documented along this coastline.