Eubalaena glacialis (North Atlantic right whale) - UMA-4920

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2022-05-17
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Eubalaena glacialis
North Atlantic right whale
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Eubalaena glacialis (North Atlantic right whale) - UMA-4920 - female - 13.70 m - Pelvic location - UMass Ahmerst. 45-foot, 50–60-ton, female named Staccato (#1014) found floating in Cape Cod Bay off Wellfleet and towed ashore at Duck Harbor, Wellfleet, MA. This whale was first recorded in 1974 in Cape Cod Bay. She had produced at least 6 calves. She was apparently hit by a ship and died some days later. She had 5 broken vertebral processes on the right side and a broken right mandible. Complete skeleton salvaged for the Univ. of MA, Amherst.
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