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Whale barnacle

  Coronula diadema Whale barnacle CMNPA 1999-0022 These egg to fist sized crustaceans are found on humpback whales (and reported from fin, blue, and sperm whales) especially on the lips, the long grooves of the throat and the genital region. … Continue reading

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Another specimen – parasite

Diplogonoporus balaenopterae (Lönnberg, 1891) from Balaenoptera acutirostrata (Minke whale) CMNPA 1999-0008 This is a tapeworm that is often found in the small intestine of minke and sei whales but can also infect dogs and people who eat uncooked infected whale … Continue reading

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