Stranding of a Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps, in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada

Lena Measures, Benoît Roberge, Richard Sears

Abstract


A Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps, stranded alive and later died in the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada on 28 August 2001. This is the northern-most stranding of this species in the western Atlantic. The whale was estimated to be approximately 3 m long and a longitudinal section from one tooth (31 mm long and 5.0 mm in diameter) revealed 3.5 growth layer groups.

Keywords


Pygmy Sperm Whale; Kogia breviceps; Gulf of St. Lawrence; Quebec; Canada

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v118i4.52



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