[MARMAM] (blue ?) whale identification in Mauritius Island

fschnoller fschnoller at planetenature.re
Wed May 23 03:36:06 PDT 2012


Hi,

Thanks for all your mails !

We received many advices about the blue/fin whale identification, but many
people asked for better pictures to make a good choice.

At this step on 23 advices, 18% choosed pygmy blue whale, 60 % fin whale,
4% hybrid, 4% other (sei, bryde...), 14% impossible to choice.

Most reasons for fin choice was white right jaw, for blue whale dorsal
placement.

4 people declared themselves as blue whale field specialist (sri lanka and
pacific) and 2 were sure for blue whale and 2 for fin whale...

There are better pictures on this link (beware of color the photo were
filtered) : http://nektos.net/?page_id=6

I hope we'll get this time a significative choice, or we'll have to call it
the "flue" whale ;-)

regards,

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:19 PM, fschnoller <fschnoller at planetenature.re>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> We recently observed what could be a fin or blue whale, can we get an
> advice from a specialist of these species ?
>
> Photos and videos on : www.darewin.org
>
> Obs was made 1 mille form the coast in qquite shalow waters (300 m), the
> whale was crusing south at 10 mph speed,
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Regards,
>
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Fabrice Schnöller
Entrepreneur, chercheur et conseil en RSE
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