[CT Birds] UPDATE: Rhode Island deceased whale ID

Christopher Lovell ctlovell at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 12:01:29 EST 2013


Rarer than a Gray Heron!

On Sunday, December 29, 2013, wrote:

> I received another reply regarding the deceased True's Beaked Whale from
> Walter 'Skip' Graf, Assistant Stranding Coordinator, Animal Rescue Program.
> They are going to try and salvage the whale for analysis and necropsy. They
> are listing this animal as SYMm1352 in their records - a True's Beaked
> Whale, their second recorded in the history of Mystic Aquarium (they cover
> all of CT and RI).
>
> Keith Mueller
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> ----- Forwarded message from kmueller at ntplx.net -----
>     Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:36:44 -0500
>     From: kmueller at ntplx.net
>  Subject: [CT Birds] Rhode Island deceased whale ID
>       To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
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> In case anyone is interested, I photographed a deceased whale yesterday
> from the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI. I contacted Krill Carson from the NECWA
> and also Mystic Aquarium rescue, and they have identified the whale specie
> as a True's Beaked Whale...a very rare deep water whale. The whale was
> beached in the boulders below the cliffs on Cliff Walk north of the Forty
> Steps at the end of Narragansett Ave.
>
> Keith Mueller
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