Observations of Longman ’ s Beaked Whale ( Indopacetus pacificus ) in the Western Indian Ocean

Seventeen new sightings, and a total of 32 records, of the little-known Longman’s beaked whale, (Indopacetus pacificus) (also called tropical bottlenose whale or Indo-pacific beaked whale) are reported from the western Indian Ocean. Field identification features are reviewed, and the possibilities of confusion with other beaked whales are noted. Mean group… CONTINUE READING