The Sei whale

Whalecome to our new whale of the month, the sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis! This mysterious baleen whale is the third largest of the rorqual family. It is also an endangered species that was hunted to near-extinction and is now slowly recovering. Here are a couple of cool facts about the sei whale. >> read more … Meer lezen

Vinvis in Thames blijkt een zeldzame Noordse vinvis te zijn

Yesterday, a CSIP team from ZSL carried out a necropsy on the whale which had been found floating dead in the Thames near Gravesend last Friday. The whale turned out to be a 9.7m juvenile female sei whale, which is a relatively unusual species for the UK. This is only the seventh sei whale to be recorded stranded in the UK since the inception of the UK strandings programme in 1990.
Photo credits: Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme- UK strandings

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337 dode walvissen gevonden in Patagonië

In een afgelegen fjord in Patagonië, in het uiterste zuiden van Chili, zijn 337 dode walvissen aangetroffen die samen zouden zijn gestrand. Het gaat voor zover bekend om het grootste “ongeluk” in zijn soort, zeggen onderzoekers. >> Lees verder …

337 Whales Beached in Largest Stranding Ever

Scientists made a startling discovery on an observation flight over a remote fjord in southern Chile’s Patagonia: 337 dead whales. That is the biggest single whale stranding event known to science. >> Lees verder …