Past and present distribution, densities and movements of blue whales Balaenoptera
musculus in the Southern Hemisphere and northern Indian Ocean.
260 Atlantic Herring Clupea harengus Balaenoptera
He was one of the first Soviet scientists to propose that the pygmy blue whale is a separate species (although today it is considered a subspecies, Balaenoptera
Two whale sightings were tentatively identified as minke whales, Balaenoptera
acutorostrata, during the 1972-73 census (Table 2: footnote 2); however, it was not until the 1985-86 season that 12 confirmed sightings were reported (Table 5).
In external appearance, Xenobalanus may be confused with the parasitic copepod Pennella balaenoptera
(Evans, 1994) or the stalked barnacle Conchoderma virgaturn (Ruppert et al.
Kogia breviceps or Kogia sima Minke whale Balaenoptera
acutorostrata Unidentified small whale Medium-size whales Baud's beaked whale Berardius hairdii Bryde's whale Balaenoptera
edeni Sei whale Balaenoptera
borealis Sei or Bryde's whale B.
A countervailing (positive) bias might have come from the inclusion of oil from humpback whales, blackfish (mainly pilot whales, Globicephala macrorhyncha), and occasionally right whales, Eubalaena japonica, fin ("finback") whales, Balaenoptera
physalus, and blue (sulphur bottom) whales, Balaenoptera
musculus, in the whale oil returns of vessels visiting the gray whale grounds along the Mexico and California coasts.
Populations of humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, and blue whales, Balaenoptera
musculus, around South Georgia crashed around the time of World War 1, and further exploitation occurred in other regions into the 1930's.
Most of the animals had been either humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, or blue whales, Balaenoptera
musculus, two species that were officially considered "protected" under the international regulations that governed commercial whaling.
Species Reported Actual Blue whale, Balaenoptera
musculus 3,651 3,642 Pygmy blue whale, Balaenoptera
musculus 10 8,439 brevicauda Fin whale, Balaenoptera
physalus 52,931 41,184 Sei whale, Balaenoptera
borealis 33,001 50,034 Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae 2,710 48,477 Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera
edeni 19 1,418 Minke whale, Balaenoptera
bonaerensis 17,079 14,002 Southern right whale, Eubalaena australis 4 3,212 Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus 74,834 89,493 Other species 1,539 1,745 Total 185,778 261,646 Appendix III Soviet catches of large whales in the North Pacific, 1961-1979 PHILLIP J.
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.
Several baleen whale species occur seasonally in the Gulf of Maine, including fin whales, Balaenoptera
physalus; common minke whales, B.
Mammalia Balaenopteridae Balaenoptera
borealis Lesson, + 1828 Salpae + Ctenophora + Chelonidea + Number of species (taxa) 19 17 45 (1) Recorded in whale-shark-associated schools.
It seems unlikely that belugas were missed on these surveys, given that they are easily identified and that our sightings included many small marine mammal species such as sea otters, Enhydra lutris; harbor seals, Phoca vitulina; harbor porpoises, Phocoena phocoena; and minke whales, Balaenoptera
This paper presents observations of white and tiger sharks scavenging off the floating carcass of a Bryde's whale, Balaenoptera
edeni, off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.