Sunday, 17 February 2013

Rescuing a pygmy right whale

Ruth has done a great story on her West African Cetaceans blog, about the recent rescue of a baby pygmy right whale which stranded at the Walvis Bay pump station - so head over there to read the full story:

http://www.westafricacetaceans.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-close-encounter-with-worlds-smallest.html

For here, just a few pics:

 EYE OF THE WHALE

STRONGLY ARCHED JAW CHARACTERISTIC OF THE SPECIES 


THE NARROW ROSTRUM IS QUITE DIFFERENT TO MOST BALEEN WHALES  

KEPT COVERED AND WET ALL AFTERNOON WHILE WE WAITED FOR THE TIDE
GETTING IT ON THE STRETCHER 

AND OUT TO SEA

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