DFO Conducts Beaked Whale Necropsy
DFO scientists conducted a necropsy on a 2,200-pound Sowerby’s beaked whale today In St. John’s.
The rare beaked whale was discovered dead and washed ashore at Point Lance on the southern Avalon Peninsula on February 7. The whale is an adult female measuring 16 feet.
The Sowerby’s beaked whale is a reclusive, deep water species that is rarely seen near shore. The species is listed as special concern under the federal Species at Risk Act. For more photos of the necropsy, see the ...