The first historic record of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) from the Low Countries (Southern Bight of the North Sea)

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Haelters, J.; Kerckhof, F.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.;
  • Subject: Historical account | Stranding | Megaptera novaeangliae | ANE, Belgium, Blankenberge

In 1751 the corpse of a large whale was found floating at sea near Blankenberge (currently Belgium). The case was illustrated at the time by a water-colour of the whale and of an associated barnacle. In earlier publications, this whale has been regarded as a northern ri... View more
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