[MARMAM] Request for pictures to help in Trinidad and Tobago Cetacean Conservation Questionnaires
alesha_r_n at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 12 02:40:31 PDT 2007
My name is Alësha Naranjit from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean . My group and I are doing some questionnaire surveys that focus mostly on what cetaceans people are seeing locally, where they see them and when (time of day and year). To aid in this questionnaire, I am putting together a species id sheet to help the interviewees (mainly fishermen, water taxies, yachties and recreational boat owners) identify the animals they may have seen while out on the water.
I am looking for pictures depicting whole bodies, flukes, dorsal views, side views, heads and any other pictures that show important features that can help to identify the animals. I am looking for animals in the water (not stranded) and preferably not obviously in a captive setting. If anyone has any pictures of the following species (see table below) and would be willing to give permission for them to be used as part of the species id sheets that supplement these interview questionnaires, please send them to me as soon as you can. These pictures will be used on printed sheets to be carried around to aid in the questionnaire (no publication involved) and of course, they will be referenced.
I would especially love any pictures you have of the Cuviers and Gervais beaked whales, the pygmy and dwarf sperm whale and the pygmy killer whale. Your pictures will allow my group to get a more accurate idea of what our interviewees may be seeing in Trinidad and Tobago s waters.
If you do not have the pictures I am looking for or do not have ownership of pictures that you feel may be useful but know someone that I could contact please let me know.
Looking forward your support and amazing pictures:)
Species recorded in the waters of Trinidad and Tobago
Balaenopterus physalus Fin whale
Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback whale
Physeter macrocephalus Sperm whale
Kogia breviceps Pygmy sperm whale
Dwarf sperm whale
Ziphius cavirostris Cuviers beaked whale
Mesoplodon europaeus Gervais beaked whale
Orcinus orca Killer whale
Feresa attenuata Pygmy killer whale
Pseudorca crassidens False killer whale
Globicephala macrorhynchus Sort-finned pilot whale
Stenella attenuata Pan-tropical spotted dolphin
Atlantic spotted dolphin
Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose dolphin
Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin
Steno bredanensis Rough-toothed dolphin
Sotalis fluviatilis Tucuxi
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