Subject: Strandings:Unusual cetacean strandings in Massachusetts (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 08:55:55 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 10:28:43 -0500
From: Jim Rice <jrice@neaq.org>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
     <MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
To: MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: Unusual cetacean strandings in Massachusetts

Dear Marmamers:

Within the past two months the New England Aquarium in Boston has responded
to stranding events on Cape Cod involving three cetacean species uncommon
to  Massachusetts inshore waters:

1.  August 13 - an adult female false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens)
at Osterville, Ma

2.  September 22 - a sub-adult male beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus?) at
Barnstable, Ma

3.  October 1 - an adult striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in Dennis, Ma

Each of these strandings represents an anomalous occurrence of otherwise
pelagic cetaceans.

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Jim Rice
Marine Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Program
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA  02110
(617) 973-6551
(617) 720-5098 fax
jrice@neaq.org