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Habitat utilization by minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada

Tonya K. Zeppelin

Habitat utilization by minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada

by Tonya K. Zeppelin

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Published .
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  • Balaenoptera acutorostrata -- Habitat -- Canada -- St. Lawrence Estuary.

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    Statementby Tonya K. Zeppelin.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 leaves, bound :
    Number of Pages32
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    Open LibraryOL15500430M

    6 Magnificent Minke Whale Facts. Minke Whales are the smallest form of baleen whale. Minke Whales’ vocalizations can be as loud as jet planes taking off (up to decibels). Minke Whales have earned the name “Stinky Minkes” because of the less-than-appealing smell of their spouting. Minkes migrate to warmer waters during the colder.   It's estimated there are around , minke whales in the north Atlantic. Minkes are among the smallest - although, to be fair, this still means growing to nine or 10 metres and weighing up to Author: Guardian Staff.

    The Minke Whale Project is supported by many organisations and lots of wonderful people. We are particularly grateful to our institutions, James Cook University and the Museum of Tropical Queensland, as well as long-term support from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, and wildlife conservation NGOs including the Whale and Dolphin.   In places, such as the North Pacific, their populations have been fished so much that the International Whaling Commission, the IWC, has them listed as of concern. Overfishing is not the only threat to minke whales. They are also threatened by noise, .

    Attacks on Minke Whales: Prey Capture and Antipredator Tactics. Marine Mammal Science Horwood, J. (). Biology and Exploitation of the Minke Whale, 1st ed. Florida: CRC Press. IUCN. (). Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Common Minke Whale, Dwarf Minke Whale, Lesser Rorqual, Little Piked Whale, Minke Whale).   Minke whales' 'extreme' feeding habits observed for first time. By contrast, blue whales, the largest baleen whales, can lunge only a few times during a .


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Habitat utilization by minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada by Tonya K. Zeppelin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Identification photographs of minke whales taken during the summers of and were used to examine intra-annual and year to year habitat use by individual minke whales.

Minke whales were primarily distributed between the 50 m and m bathymetric contours which corresponds to the ridge of the Laurentian : Tonya K. Zeppelin. habitat use by some baleen whales (Gaskin (Finback whales), Norris (Grey whales)), neither had any measurable effect on minke whale presence or movements in the St.

Lawrence estuary. Minke Whale – There are two known species of minke whales currently in existence, the common or north Atlantic minke whale (which inhibits the north Atlantic waters) and the Antarctic or southern minke whale (which lives in the Antarctic region south of the equator).

Due to differences in climate changes in both regions the two species of. Status. The taxonomy, or classification, of minke whales is complex because there are at least two recognized species: the northern or common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis).The dwarf minke is currently considered a northern minke subspecies, but it could potentially be a third species (which has not received an official.

What do minke whales look like. The common minke whale is the smallest of all baleen whales, reaching around 8 to 9 metres long. Their sleek, dark bodies parade black, dark brown and grey tones with a lighter belly that flashes through the water. Long, pointed snouts and straight mouths create an endearing frown, whilst atop their flat, ridged.

The vocalizations of minke whales can be up to Habitat utilization by minke whales book, as loud as the noise of jet planes taking off. Minke whales are sometimes called “Stinky Minkes” due to the unpleasant smell of their spouting. The pleats on the throat of a minke whale (and those of similar whales) allows them to expand when they're feeding, to take in lots of water.

The smallest member of the rorqual family, the gorgeous minke whale is one of the species most severely affected by the whaling industry. Despite its name, the common minke whale is, in fact, not so common. Originally believed to have been one species, scientists now recognise at least two different species and sub-species of these little whales.

Minke whales and hunting Northern minke whales are caught in the North East Atlantic by Norway pursuant to an objection to the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) whaling moratorium, and by Greenlanders as "aboriginal subsistence" whaling. Japan hunts whales a year in the North Pacific under scientific permit.

Abstract. We investigated habitat utilization in Blainville’s beaked whale, Mesoplodon densirostris, in the northern Bahamas and, as such, this is the first analysis of fine-scale habitat utilization of any member of the genus divided the area into × m grid squares and each square was assigned a classification for presence or absence of Blainville’s beaked whales Cited by: The common minke whale or northern minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) is a species of minke whale within the suborder of baleen whales.

It is the smallest member of the rorquals and the second smallest species of baleen gh first ignored by whalers due to its small size and low oil yield, it began to be exploited by various countries beginning in the early 20th : Mammalia.

Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth. With the help of over 7, of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, featured multi-media fact-files for more t endangered : Mammalia.

The Minke Whale is a species of baleen whale, which are some of the largest animals in the world. Despite their size however they are specialists in eating some of the smallest animals in the ocean. Baleen is a term that describes the characteristic plate like structures found in the mouth of these animals that act like a filter.

Habitat. The minke whale / ˈ m ɪ n k i /, or lesser rorqual, is a species complex of baleen whale. The two species of minke whale are the common (or northern) minke whale and the Antarctic (or southern) minke whale.

The minke whale was first described by the Danish naturalist Otto Fabricius inwho assumed it must be an already known species and assigned his specimen to Balaena rostrata, a name Class: Mammalia.

Minke whales are generally seen alone or in small pods, in areas of food abundance, however, there can be can be a feeding assembly made up of more than a thousand whales. There is some variation in diet regionally, as minke whales tend to feed on whatever food source is most abundant in a given area.

Common minke whales are one of the smallest baleen whales (second smallest only to the Pygmy right whale). Females are larger than males. They have a dark gray back and clean white underbelly.

The jaw is dark gray on both sides. Common minke whales have about pairs of creamy white baleen plates with a fine white fringe.

The minke whale is a small baleen whale with throat grooves. It is the smallest baleen whale. Minke whales grow to be about feet ( m) long, weighing about tons ( tonnes). Minke whales have a characteristic white band on each flipper, contrasting with its very dark gray top color.

Females are larger than males, as with all baleen whales. Whale Habitat and Distribution. Whales live only in water, and tend to stay where it is warmer. This is why you will find them along the coasts during the winter months.

They migrate to other regions so they can keep their body temperatures high enough. Some of the information about where whales are distributed though will be surprising to you.

Minke whales can become entangled in fishing nets and static fishing gear and are also exposed to marine litter, which can get caught on fins or around the head and cause injury and problems with mobility.

Collisions with ships may also pose a threat with some reports of minke whales being killed by ship strikes in UK waters. 3 Dwarf minke whales Background Brief description of the dwarf minke whale Taxonomy The taxonomy of common minke whales is uncertain and is yet to be determined.1 Rice2 has suggested that there are three subspecies of the common minke whale: B.

acutorostrata acutorostrata in the North Atlantic; B. acutorostrata scammoni in the North Pacific; and an unnamed subspecies known as the dwarf minke. Minke whales are one of the primary targets of boat-based coastal whale watching activities in Scotl Norway and Icel but their habitat often overlaps with that of humpback whales, that have a tendency to outshine their smaller, less conspicuous cousins.

The blue whale habitat ranges from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean, which basically means that it can be found in all the oceans of the world.

This AnimalSake post has more information about its habitat, its physical features, and diet. Blue whales are understood to be the largest animals living on Earth.Threats facing minke whales are entanglement in fishing gear, ocean noise, habitat disturbance and vessel strikes.

Minke whales are also still hunted in Greenland, Japan and Norway for food and scientific research. They are also food sources for transient killer whales and in Antarctic waters, minke whales make up 85% of killer whales’ diets.Dr. Friedlaender said the minke’s relatively small size, which helps it maneuver through the sea ice, and its ability to feed quickly has helped the species carve out a niche in Antarctica.

“Larger whales try to avoid ice because they can’t manoeuvre as well so they feed in open water.