[cinc] Re: New Species of Baleen Whale in the Gulf of Mexico

  • From: <mardanne@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cinc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:05:05 -0800

We have so much to learn!  I wonder what the physical difference is?  Something 
must have made them look further into this new whale.

Thank you for sharing this info.

Marilyn

 

From: cinc-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <cinc-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Shauna 
Bingham - NOAA Federal (Redacted sender "shauna.bingham" for DMARC)
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:42 PM
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Subject: [cinc] New Species of Baleen Whale in the Gulf of Mexico

 


A new one to add to the list! "Rice's Whale" 


 


 
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 New Species of Baleen Whale in the Gulf of Mexico


  
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 New research provides a body of evidence supporting the existence of an 
undescribed species of baleen whale from the Gulf of Mexico. The whale 
previously known as the Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale is actually a new whale 
species, Rice's whale.

The name Rice’s whale is in honor of renowned American biologist Dale Rice who 
had a distinguished 60-year career in marine mammal science. He was the first 
researcher to recognize that Bryde's whales (now Rice’s whales) are present in 
the Gulf of Mexico.  

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