[MARMAM] New publication on fin whale stranding in the northern Aegean Sea

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Thu Sep 17 02:34:21 PDT 2020

Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting. 


We would like to inform you that the new paper on fin whale stranding in the northern Aegean Sea has been published in the Journal of Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment.


Tonay, A.M., Dede, A., Gül, B., Öztürk A.A. 2020. First record of a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) stranding on the northern Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment 26(2): 223-230.





A stranding of a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) was reported for the first time from the Turkish coast of the northern Aegean Sea. A part of skeleton; posterior part of skull, a part of left mandible, ribs with mummified tissues of an individual were found in Saros Bay near Danişment village. The stranded whale was likely to be a juvenile as the estimated body size (13.5-14 m) was lower than the mature body size of those in the northern hemisphere. Although many parts of the specimen were missing and the exact date of the stranding was unknown, the information about such strandings of rare and threatened species like the fin whale is valuable in terms of understanding the regional distribution of the species.


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Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, İstanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:8 Laleli, 34134 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: ¬+90 212 455 5700/16459   Fax: +90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr   http://subilimleri.istanbul.edu.tr/

Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.O. Box 10 Beykoz, 34820 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 216 424 0772   Fax: +90 216 424 0771


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