An unidentified beaked whale stranded in Kagoshima
LATEST UPDATE (2002.10.03)
Preparation of the skull of the 6.5 m beaked whale found stranded in
Kagoshima-ken (Prefecture) on the 26th of July is completed. Tentative
identification based on skull morphology is described here.
Found date: July 26. 2002, 10:45am
Locality: Nishikata beach, Sendai-shi (City), Kagoshima-ken (Prefecture)
Species: Unidentified Ziphiid (possibly of genus Mesoplodon), Female, BL; ca
Based on skull morphology the whale in question is identified as Longman's
Does anyone know if this might be responsible for reports of the
unclassified "Species A"?