First record of a stranded Gervais' beaked whale, Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855), in the Mediterranean waters

@inproceedings{Podest2005FirstRO,
  title={First record of a stranded Gervais' beaked whale, Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855), in the Mediterranean waters},
  author={Michela Podest{\'a} and Luigi Cagnolaro and Bmno Cozzi},
  year={2005}
}
This paper reports the first Mediterranean stranding of a Gervais' beaked whale (Mesoplodon europaeus) that took place in 2001 along the northern Tyrrhenian coasts of Italy. The specimen was an adult female. The skeleton is presently part of the collections of the Museum of Natural History of Milan. Species diagnosis was made based on measurements of the skull and mandible, review of the literature and comparison with other specimens of beaked whales belonging to several species maintained in… CONTINUE READING