Can you identify this peculiar odontocete? As always, dead easy. IF you know the answer. Thanks to Markus Bühler for the image.
Oh, and while I’m here…
On a completely different topic… I was once told that numerous birds die while flying close to or over offshore oil platforms [adjacent pic from wikipedia].
Supposedly, the birds are poisoned by the vented gases, and gather in some numbers on the decks. Is this complete nonsense, or might there be some truth to it? Can you provide more information? Having looked – and, believe me, I’ve spent a lot of time tracking down literature on bizarre animal deaths – I’ve drawn a complete blank on this one. Thanks for any thoughts.