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Fig. 2 | Marine Biodiversity Records

Fig. 2

From: First underwater sighting of Shepherd’s beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi)

Fig. 2

Shepherd’s beaked whales (Tasmacetus shepherdi), as observed on footage from mid-water stereo-BRUVS collected off the south-east coast of Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha. Key diagnostic morphological features indicated are: a robust rostrum tapered towards the tip, b prominent, bulbous and pale melon, c mask-like area of darker colouration surrounding the eye, d white throat patch, e white blaze above pectoral fins, f dark dorsal cape and g lightly pigmented caudal peduncle

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