[MARMAM] A first case of stranded blue whale in Japan.

TAJIMA, Yuko yuko-t at kahaku.go.jp
Tue May 7 04:24:13 PDT 2019

Dear all

I am Yuko TAJMA @ National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan.
 I would like to introduce the followings.
We got a first case of stranded blue whale in Japan 6th,August,2018.
(Dead whale washes ashore at crowded beach in Kamakura: Aug. 6, 2018 <http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201808060021.html>)
One of Japanese newspapers updated the information including several our studies in English mentioned below URL. 
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201905020038.html <http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201905020038.html>
On the same time, 
the museum had special exhibition for ‘ Mammals 2 -Struggle for Life-‘ at Ueno of NMNS, Japan.
(http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/exhibitions/ueno/special/2019/mammal2/ <http://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/exhibitions/ueno/special/2019/mammal2/>).
Skull, Mandibule, baleen plates and several studies and topic of concerned blue whale were also showed in the exhibition.
The period is 21st March to 16th June,2019.
If you are interesting those informations, please go each website.

TAJIMA Yuko DVM. Ph.D (Vet).
    Senior Curator Div. of Vertebrates, Dept. of Zoology
 National Museum of Nature and Science 
    4-1-1, Amakubo, Tukuba-city, Ibaraki Prefecture. 305-0005, JAPAN
 +81-(0)29-853-8413(ext.) / -8998 (fax) / 090-9952-3545 (mobile)
 yuko-t at kahaku.go.jp <mailto:yuko-t at kahaku.go.jp> / yukotajitajitaji@ <mailto:yukotajitaji at mac.com>gmail.com
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田島 木綿子 
 脊椎動物研究グループ 研究主幹  
 国立科学博物館 動物研究部 
 〒305-0005 茨城県つくば市天久保4-1-1   

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