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Collector:
Collector Unknown  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea  Search this
Length - Total:
30 m
Preparation:
Partial Skeleton
Sex:
Unknown
Place:
Colon, Cristobal-Colon, Panama, North America, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
Jan 1922
Notes:
Animal entered and swam up canal to Gatun locks where it was killed. tl 98 ft. ;
Mitchell Hedges 1924:20-21 [Mitchell Hedges, F. A. (1924). Battles with giant fish. Boston, Small, Maynard and Company.] He says it was towed out to sea, restranded, towed again, bombed by US Army planes, pieces of it came ashore at Santa Isabel near Nombre de Dios, 60 miles down the coast. Mitchell Hedges presented some vertebrae to BM(NH).
Record Last Modified:
8 Dec 2017
Specimen Count:
1
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
USNM Number:
STR4462
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3fb980e5b-f8b8-46ed-9cdb-ad59b80e0677
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7520244