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A pygmy right whale Caperea marginata (Grey, 1846) stranded at Stanley, Tasmania

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Munday, BL, Green, RH and Obendorf, DL 1982 , 'A pygmy right whale Caperea marginata (Grey, 1846) stranded at Stanley, Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 116 , pp. 1-4 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.116.1.

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Abstract

A pregnant female pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata (Gray, 1846) which stranded at West Beach, Stanley was examined within 24 hours of stranding. No significant pathological condition was detected in the carcase thus eliminating disease as the likely cause of stranding. However, the area is a notorious "whale trap", and it is therefore assumed that geographical and hydrological conditions accounted for the stranding. A number of interesting anatomical features are noted.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Munday, BL and Green, RH and Obendorf, DL
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.116.1
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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