Cuvier’s Beaked Whale: Whalebone Recovery on Fishers

The whalebone recovery team sets to work.
The whalebone recovery team sets to work.

Following up on the February 23 story, A Chance Discovery: Cuvier’s Beaked Whale Found on Fishers the whalebone recovery work took place at Fishers’ Hungry Point on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

The team of volunteers, coordinated by the Mystic Aquarium’s Stranding Coordinator Janelle Schuh and led Saturday by the Aquarium’s Assistant Stranding Coordinator Skip Graf, with whalebone specialists Tom French from Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Dave Taylor from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), and videographer Scott Tucker, were brought to the island by Athos Macris of Coastal Environmental Services and his sons.  Lisa Eiriksson and her husband Karl, who found the whale February 20 while counting seals, coordinated the effort for the Fishers Island Conservancy. As reported previously in The Day, Janelle said, “The goal is to perform a necropsy and collect some skeletal and tissue samples and have them archived.”

Learn more at: http://fishersisland.net/cuviers-whalebone-recovery/

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