“A dead stranded pygmy sperm whale was recovered this morning from Ginst Point in Carmarthenshire and is being transported to London by Rod Penrose from Marine Environmental Monitoring. [Wales].
Image credit Lin Gander
Whalecome to our new whales of the month: the dwarf and pygmy sperm whales. Like their cousin, the sperm whale, they like to spend most of their time deep underwater to hunt their favorite prey: squid and deep-sea fish, and crustaceans. Did you know they can release “ink” from their butts to confuse predators?! Find … Meer lezen
One of the most bizarre defense mechanisms among mammals is found in the two exant members of the genus Kogia, the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) and the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima). This dolphin-sized relatives of the enormous sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) evolved a method to confuse predators which is…well… special. >> read more … Meer lezen
Many animals have developed amazing anti-predator adaptions, from mimicry to the ability to autotomize certain parts of their own bodies. One of the most bizarre defense mechanisms among mammals is found in the two exant members of the genus Kogia, the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) and the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima). >> read … Meer lezen
SAN PEDRO CITY — About a half kilogram of garbage, mostly discarded food packs, foil wrappers and hard plastic pieces from a furniture, was found “blocking” the stomach of a pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) that died 10 hours after it washed ashore in Calaca town in Batangas province. >> Read more …
Caithness (Schotland), 1 December 2016 – EXPERTS are investigating after two different species of rare whale were washed up near the same town on the same day. Locals found a Sowerby’s beaked whale on Dunnet Beach near Thurso, Caithness, on Thursday morning. Later the same day the carcass of a bloodied Pygmy sperm whale was … Meer lezen
Newborough, 26 november 2014 – De dwergpotvis die op 20 november op Newborough Beach in Wales strandde – zie melding – , werd vandaag dood teruggevonden niet ver van de plaats waar hij strandde. bron: UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Program