First record of True’s beaked whale, Mesoplodon mirus, in Britain

Andrew Kitchener*, George Hantke, Jeremy Herman, M ten Doeschate, Andrew Brownlow

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
JournalMammal Communications
Volume6
Publication statusPrint publication - 10 Jun 2020

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