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Minke Whale

Observed: 28th August 2011 By: David JardineDavid Jardine’s reputation in MammalsDavid Jardine’s reputation in MammalsDavid Jardine’s reputation in Mammals
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Description:
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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David Jardine's picture

Minke Whale

This animal had been present for several days appearing at the same time of the tide. Fin and Sei were excluded on size - it was relatively close inshore and the size is not apparent from my photo which was taken at 6 am. Apologies for not including a comment on size in my initial submission.

DCJ

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Whale

If you are happy about the size David then I'm happy to agree with your identification to species level, though usually Gill's comment would be valid.

Graham Banwell

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David Jardine's picture

Confirmation of size

I have seen fin whale on 2-3 occasions overseas and minke whale on around a dozen times in Britain (mainly west coast of Scotland) and am very confident on size of this individual.