Migration of the Blainville's Beaked Whale

From: Kim Marshall (kimm@oceanalliance.org)
Date: Wed Mar 22 2000 - 11:25:11 EST


Question:
I have searched everywhere on the internet, the encyclopedia, Encarta, and
all over for the migration map of the Blainville's Beaked Whale. Is there
any possible way you might have it or can get it?

Reply: Dear Heather,
It look like we may not know the migration route of the species. From the
Sierra Club Handbook of Whales and Dolphins (by Leatherwood and Reeves) it
says that they are widely distributedrom the tropical and warm temperate
waters of all oceans. On the North American coast there have been
strandings in Nova Scotia, Florida and Bahamas and in the Gulf of Mexico.
European records show them in Madeira and the Mediterranean Sea. There are
also records from the Cape of Good Hope, the Seychelles, Mauritius, and
Nicobar in the Indian Ocean, northeastern Australia, Tasmania and the
Northern Tasman Sea in South Pacific, Taiwan, Japan, and the Midway Islands
in the Subtropical mid-Pacific. The only record for the west coast of
North America is a stranding in Calinfornia.
I hope this helps you! Good luck. Kim

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