Omura, the elusive whale detected over a casual dinner in Malaysia

Just a pile of bones on Pulau Dayang, or, was it? Photo credit: Nazirul Amin
The Omura’s whale skull and bones, presently situated on a rock at Pulau Dayang, Johor. Yellow arrows indicate position of some of the key identifying morphological features of the species’ skull. Photo credit: Nazirul Amin
The location of Pulau Aur and Pulau Dayang off the east coast of Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (inset), and the location of Teluk Jong, the bay in which the remains of the Omura’s whale were found washed ashore. Map by: Vivian Kuit
The video of an Omura’s whale in Madagascar captured by Dr Salvatore Cerchio of the Omura’s Whale Project, posted onto the SciNews Youtube channel

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