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GULF OF MEXICO BRYDE’S WHALE RECOGNIZED: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED?

GULF OF MEXICO BRYDE'S WHALE| EDF
GULF OF MEXICO BRYDE'S WHALE| EDF

At the Gulf of Mexico, a newly critically endangered species identified. The newly recognized species of baleen whale has been labeled as “Rice’s whale”. American biologist “Dale Rice” first recognized this vertebrate.

GULF OF MEXICO BRYDE'S WHALE|EDF
GULF OF MEXICO BRYDE’S WHALE|EDF

ABOUT THE SPECIES:

The newly recognized species of whales are subspecies of the Bryde’s whale and the part of the Baleen whale. They are also a part of the Baleen whale family. They are referred to as the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale. These whales are most endangered all over the world.

These whales weigh up to 60,000 pounds and are up to 41 feet long. Their warnings include vessel bash, energy voyage, ocean uproars, oil spills, and retaliation.

PHYSIOGNOMY:

Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whales has a similar appearance to a Baleen’s whale called the sei. Bryde’s whale is smaller than Baleen’s whale and they prefer warm waters. They have three leading spines in front of their blowhole with a gleaming, slim, pointed body and flippers. These whales are analogously dark grey on top with a pale to pink belly with some pale patch. The males are smaller than females in a slight ratio.

HABITS AND DIET:

Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale does not feed near the surface. It is assumed that they feed above the seafloor. Their exact diet is still unknown and under observation.

PROTECTED STATUS:

ESA ENDANGERED: throughout its range

CITES APPENDIX: throughout its range

MMPA PROTECTED: throughout its range

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