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New extralimital record of a narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in Europe

(2018) AQUATIC MAMMALS. 44(1). p.39-50
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On 27 April 2016, a dead narwhal (Monodon monoceros) was found on the bank of the River Scheldt, Belgium. It was the first record of this high Arctic cetacean in Belgium, and one of the most southerly records ever in Europe. Due to the decomposition of the carcass, the results of the autopsy remained inconclusive, but it is likely that the animal had died due to a long process of starvation. In the stomach, a large number of litter items were found which were probably ingested during the process of dying. We further provide information on the sighting of the live animal prior to the stranding and present an overview of the very few known records of narwhal in northwestern Europe.
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narwhal, Monodon monoceros, stranding, Belgium, historic records, WHALES DELPHINAPTERUS-LEUCAS, ARCTIC MARINE MAMMALS, AGGRESSIVE TUSK USE, DIVING BEHAVIOR, CLIMATE-CHANGE, THYROID-GLAND, KILLER WHALES, BAFFIN-ISLAND, MOVEMENTS, IMPACTS

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Haelters, Jan et al. “New Extralimital Record of a Narwhal (Monodon Monoceros) in Europe.” AQUATIC MAMMALS 44.1 (2018): 39–50. Print.
APA
Haelters, J., Kerckhof, F., Doom, M., Evans, P., Van den Neucker, T., & Jauniaux, T. (2018). New extralimital record of a narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in Europe. AQUATIC MAMMALS, 44(1), 39–50.
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Haelters, Jan, Francis Kerckhof, Marjan Doom, Peter Evans, Tom Van den Neucker, and Thierry Jauniaux. 2018. “New Extralimital Record of a Narwhal (Monodon Monoceros) in Europe.” Aquatic Mammals 44 (1): 39–50.
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Haelters, Jan, Francis Kerckhof, Marjan Doom, Peter Evans, Tom Van den Neucker, and Thierry Jauniaux. 2018. “New Extralimital Record of a Narwhal (Monodon Monoceros) in Europe.” Aquatic Mammals 44 (1): 39–50.
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Haelters J, Kerckhof F, Doom M, Evans P, Van den Neucker T, Jauniaux T. New extralimital record of a narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in Europe. AQUATIC MAMMALS. 2018;44(1):39–50.
IEEE
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J. Haelters, F. Kerckhof, M. Doom, P. Evans, T. Van den Neucker, and T. Jauniaux, “New extralimital record of a narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in Europe,” AQUATIC MAMMALS, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 39–50, 2018.
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  abstract     = {On 27 April 2016, a dead narwhal (Monodon monoceros) was found on the bank of the River Scheldt, Belgium. It was the first record of this high Arctic cetacean in Belgium, and one of the most southerly records ever in Europe. Due to the decomposition of the carcass, the results of the autopsy remained inconclusive, but it is likely that the animal had died due to a long process of starvation. In the stomach, a large number of litter items were found which were probably ingested during the process of dying. We further provide information on the sighting of the live animal prior to the  stranding and present an overview of the very few known records of narwhal in northwestern Europe.},
  author       = {Haelters, Jan and Kerckhof, Francis and Doom, Marjan and Evans, Peter and Van den Neucker, Tom and Jauniaux, Thierry},
  issn         = {0167-5427},
  journal      = {AQUATIC MAMMALS},
  keywords     = {narwhal,Monodon monoceros,stranding,Belgium,historic records,WHALES DELPHINAPTERUS-LEUCAS,ARCTIC MARINE MAMMALS,AGGRESSIVE TUSK USE,DIVING BEHAVIOR,CLIMATE-CHANGE,THYROID-GLAND,KILLER WHALES,BAFFIN-ISLAND,MOVEMENTS,IMPACTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {39--50},
  title        = {New extralimital record of a narwhal (Monodon monoceros) in Europe},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/0.1578/AM.44.1.2018.39},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2018},
}

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