Subject: Info: fin whale found dead off Leghorn, ITALY (fwd)

Michael Williamson (
Mon, 1 Apr 1996 18:15:06 -0500 (EST)

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Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 12:10:06 +0100
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Subject: fin whale found dead off Leghorn, ITALY

Dear Marmammers:

forwarded by Alessandro Bortolotto (Fondazione Cetacea)
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Web Site <http://www.italia.Com/showdata/CETACEA>

on behalf of the Center for Cetacean Study (C.S.C.)(the Italian Stranding


A male fin whale - Balaenoptera physalus - , 8 meters long, was found dead
floating adrift off Leghorn (Tyrrhenian sea) harbour in Italy on March
21st. He was in advanced decomposition and had lots of parasitic copepods
(Pennella sp.) on the skin mainly on the underside of the body.
Photos available upon request.

Anyone wishing to obtain specific information about this animal should fax
Marco Borri
Centro Studi Cetacei c/o Florence University-Museo Zoologico "La Specola"
+39-55-225325 (fax)
+39-55-222451 (phone)