Although only 4% of the estimated delphinid abundance in the HICEAS in 2010 could not be identified to species, more than 30% of the rorqual
abundance and 40% of the beaked whale abundance could not be identified to species.
Sperm whale sightings were mainly of solitary animals, with a few pairs, whereas rorquals
were recorded in groups up to four animals and pilot whales in groups of 20-25 animals.
My final point of departure came when I was ordered to take Rorqual
to South Africa.
The first is eaten by penguins and seals, and the second by rorquals
You can have two organisms that are as completely different as a pelican and a rorqual
whale are - you just have to look at them to immediately understand the differences - but, that said, they have these extraordinary similarities as well," study leader Daniel Field of Yale University told Live Science.
fishery by steamers in the Gulf of Maine was intertwined with the menhaden fishery.
If probable species identifications were not available, species were classified as unidentified delphinoids, small whales, beaked whales, rorqual
whales, or large whales.
Minke whales are part of the rorquals
, a family which includes the humpback whale, the fin whale, the Bryde's whale, the sei whale and the blue whale.
After this, several participating countries (England, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Canada, and the United States in the Northern Hemisphere and South Africa, England, Chile, Norway, and Argentina in the Southern Hemisphere) took full advantage of the previously unexploited stocks of large rorquals
They give clear descriptions of physical characteristics and habitats and even provide a handy species checklist to record your loons, grebes, rorquals
, terns and albatrosses.
Australia accused Japan on April 1 of planning to step up whaling activities by hunting humpback whales and common rorquals
in addition to its current catches of smaller minke whales.
Tokyo rapidly became the focus of a furious row when it proposed lifting the ban on the sale of products based on rorquals
from the Northern Hemisphere and Bryde's whales from the North Pacific, which are currently on the endangered species list.