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Foetal growth in southern fin whales

David B. Sampson

Foetal growth in southern fin whales

by David B. Sampson

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Published by Portsmouth Polytechnic, Marine Resources Research Unit in Portsmouth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby David B. Sampson.
SeriesResearch paper series / Portsmouth Polytechnic, Marine Resources Research Unit -- no.58
ContributionsPortsmouth Polytechnic. Marine Resources Research Unit.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13915081M

In , the Southern Whaling and Sealing Company captured (at Stromness, South Georgia) whales, of which 2 per cent. were humpbacks, 51 per cent. fin whales, and 45 per cent. blue whales. These captures do not represent the total catch, but are sufficiently reliable to . Whales are fast swimmers in comparison to seals, which typically cruise at 5–15 kn, or 9–28 kilometres per hour (– mph); the fin whale, in comparison, can travel at speeds up to 47 kilometres per hour (29 mph) and the sperm whale can reach speeds of 35 kilometres per hour (22 mph).

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Foetal growth in southern fin whales by David B. Sampson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book records the presence of a new species of killer whale in the Southern Ocean - Orcinus nana. Prenatal growth patterns, pregnancy and lactation duration, mean sizes of new-born whales Brand: Springer International Publishing. Foetal growth formula Using the value of a of from eq.

(2) and to = 74 days, the foetal growth formula for southern minke whales is W 1/3 = (t- 74) (4) or t = W1/3/ + 74 (5) substituting eq. (3) for W, then t = L ~ + 74 (6) However, eq. (4) is not applicable to foetuses in the slow growth stage of early by: 1. Southern fin whales are larger than their northern hemisphere counterparts, with males averaging m (67 ft) and females 22 m (72 ft).

Maximum reported figures are 25 m (82 ft) for males and m ( ft) for females, Foetal growth in southern fin whales book the longest measured by Mackintosh and Wheeler () were m (73' 7" ft) and m (80' 5" ft); although Family: Balaenopteridae.

The foetal growth rates of whales with special distribution of the Southern Hemisphere fin whales is still a detailed list of sources for more information at the back of the book. In baleen whales, female body condition influences fecundity (LockyerWilliams et al.foetal growth (Christiansen et al.

) and calf body condition (Christiansen et al. Like. These adult elongation rates are similar to those of southern right whales, fin whales and gray whales, that have been shown to average 12–24 cm per year for adults. The annual oscillations in δ 15 N likely indicate the alternating use of two differing nitrogen pools, or the use of two different nitrogen metabolism.

The results are shown in Fig. 2 and indicate an approximate doubling from about 25% to 50% in the pregnancy rate of blue and fin whales in the prewar period, followed by a similar increase (after the decline during the war years) up to the mids, when the rate seemed to stabilise at an average of 53% for blue whales and for fin whales.

Tours in this region target two different populations of killer whales, Bigg's transient killer whales, and Southern Resident Killer whales.

The latter have been the subject of numerous studies assessing the impact of whale watching on this vulnerable population, with researchers drawing the conclusion that the short term disturbances caused by.

I did dot study the relative growth of fin whales in the earlier devel­ opemental stages under 10 cm long in body length in this paper, I will report on this subject in future.

Meanwhile, the body proportions are compared between the Antarctic and the northern Pacific fin whales chiefly in the foetal stages. Lastly. and pregnancy may occur during lactation. Gross appearance of the ovaries 1) Size The elongate, slightly flattened ovaries are lobulate in mature and maturing females and smooth in juveniles.

The overall external colour is a mixture of pink, white and grey. The hilus is long, similar to that in the fin whale, B. physalus (Laws, ). Corpora. The average size at which growth ceases for Southern Hemisphere blue whales (which are normally larger than their Northern Hemisphere counterparts as well as for other Balaenopterids) can be calculated to be 25 meters for male and 26 meters for female.

A blue whale is born at a body length of some seven meters after 11 months of gestation. Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) -showing horny growth of 'callosities' on and around the head.

Located in Southern Australia. Classified Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. May 9, — The Western Antarctic sector of the Southern Ocean is the regular feeding ground of a large number of fin and humpback whales of the Southern Hemisphere.

Around 5, fin whales. The Foetal Growth Rates of Whales with Special Reference to the Fin Whale, Balaenoptera Physalus Linn. R M Laws. National Institute of Oceanography March pp. – The Distribution and Life History of Euphausia triacantha Holt and Tatersall A de C Baker April Volume XXX; pp.

1– Plates I - VI Ascidiacea R H Millar February More recently, while researching the evolution of whale hearing, Maya Yamato and Pyenson used data on the fetal growth rates of whales, published in as part of the  Discovery Reports, to gain insight into the maturation of the ear in baleen and toothed whales.

A female Southern Blue Whale, in heat for the first time, contacts an ailing male Northern Blue Whale (accompanied by four dolphins newly released from captivity) searching for his missing mate and child.

They also encounter an ancient female Fin Whale who has survived by ignoring the urge to migrate and herd, at the cost of excruciating Reviews: Fin Whales are the second largest animal in the world and come to our waters to feed on abundant fish and krill, typically arriving in waves that last for several days before subsiding.

Few other places in the world match the frequency and excitement of the Fin Whale encounters we have in Southern California.

The sei whale (/ ˈ s eɪ /, Balaenoptera borealis) is a baleen whale, the third-largest rorqual after the blue whale and the fin whale. It inhabits most oceans and adjoining seas, and prefers deep offshore waters. It avoids polar and tropical waters and semienclosed bodies of water. The sei whale migrates annually from cool, subpolar waters in summer to temperate, subtropical waters in.

There are very rough estimates for specific regions: North Atlantic - 53, whales; Mediterranean Sea - fewer t whales; North Pacific – 17, whales; Southern Hemisphere - 38, whales. Currently the Fin whale is classified as Endangered (EN). Ecological niche. Fin whales have a place at the top in the food chain and an important.

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Nov. 7, — Why is the endangered western North Atlantic right whale population growing far more slowly than those of southern right whales, a.

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