A female beaked whale, Family Ziphiidae, was reported as stranded on 29th January 2020 at Kearvaig Bay, Sutherland, Scotland. Examination of its skull confirms that this is the first recorded stranding of True’s beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus, in Britain.
|Publication status||Print publication - 10 Jun 2020|
Kitchener, A., Hantke, G., Herman, J., ten Doeschate, M., & Brownlow, A. (2020). First record of True’s beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus, in Britain. Mammal Communications, 6, 29-33. https://www.mammal.org.uk/science-research/mammal-communications/browse-papers/