First stranding event of a Minke Whale Calf, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, in the Syrian Coast, Eastern Mediterranean

Amir Ibrahim, Chirine Hussein, Nahla Ibrahim, Moena Badran, Firas Alshawy, Alaa Alcheikh Ahmad


Minke whale, a member of the Sub order Mysticeti, was sighted stranded in the northern, and southern parts of eastern Mediterranean. This paper report stranding of a Minke whale in Banyas Coast of Syria, and fills the gap of the species distribution between the north and south of the eastern Mediterranean.


Marine Mammals, Atlantic Ocean, Cetaceans, Syrian waters.

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