[MARMAM] "Rare sighting of an anomalously white sperm whale in the north western mediterranean sea

Julie Jourdan julie.jourdan at gecem.org
Tue Aug 18 07:42:45 PDT 2015


Dear Marmamers,

A white sperm whale (*Physeter macrocephalus*) was spotted from an
helicopter off Toulon, France, on the 6th of August 2015. The animal,
completely white, was probably a leucistic individual. Pictures of the
sighting are available on the following link:
*http://www.gecem.org/actualite/cachalot-blanc-vu-mediterranee
<http://www.gecem.org/actualite/cachalot-blanc-vu-mediterranee>*
Interestingly, two others sightings of white sperm whales have been made
this year in the italian waters, near Sardinia.

GECEM - Groupe d’Étude des Cétacés de Méditerranée
contact at gecem.org"​

-- 
Julie Jourdan

Chargée de mission / Project leader

Groupe d'Etude des Cétacés de Méditerranée (www.gecem.org)
Le Kalliste Bât B4, 1 avenue Clément Monnier, 13960 Sausset-les-Pins, France
Contact : Mob : *07.81.98.71.71* Bureau: *09.53.92.92.63* Courriel :
*julie.jourdan at gecem.org
<julie.jourdan at gecem.org>*
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