Subject: Dead right whale (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:43:59 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: Dead right whale

As many of you will know by now, a dead right whale was reported this
morning in Cape Cod Bay, south of Long Point (Provincetown).  The Center
for Coastal Studies is attempting to secure the carcass, and Dana
Hartley is working with CCS, the Park and towns to locate a suitable
beach to tow it to.  The assumption is that the necropsy will be
tomorrow (Wednesday), but this will be confirmed later depending on
events today.

Scott Kraus says that the whale is Staccato, a mature female first seen
in 1974 and the mother of at least six calves.

Phil Clapham


Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D.
Large Whale Biology Program
Northeast Fisheries Science Center
166 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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