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pilot whale

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2013b) mentioned that long-finned pilot whale sightings and catches were reported along the coast of Greenland from Qaqortoq to Upernavik between May and October, which suggests a summer-winter movement resulting from the spring bloom of primary production and subsequent prey abundance.
Recently the BDMLR has responded to mass pilot whale strandings in the Shetlands, as well as locally stranded whales in Northumberland and Redcar.
Police officers were called in this week to help escort the 40 pilot whales away from the shore - but one was found on land.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy" which should cease, actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson said Friday.
Pilot whales can be found in waters more or less worldwide.
The group collected hair samples from 50 residents -- 30 men and 20 women -- between December last year and July this year and asked them how often they eat pilot whale meat.
Sequence analysis of a 426-bp conserved fragment of the morbillivirus phosphoprotein gene indicates that the virus is more closely related to dolphin morbillivirus than to pilot whale morbillivirus.
Pilot whale interactions were correlated with warm water temperatures, proximity to the shelf break, mainline lengths greater than 20 nautical miles, and damage to swordfish catch.
We modeled the flow of methyl mercury, a toxic global pollutant, in the Faroe Islands marine ecosystem and compared average human methyl mercury exposure from consumption of pilot whale meat and fish (cod, Gadus morhua) with current tolerable weekly intake (TWI) levels.
Smaller whales, such as the killer whale, pilot whale, and beluga (plus the dolphins and porpoises), all have teeth.