What are the fins of whales and dolphins used for? | WHALEZONE.TV S2E6

Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV!

In this episode, our Naturalist Guide Jessie explains what are the fins of whales and dolphins used for.

Watch, learn and enjoy!

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References:

Würsig B., Thewissen J.G.M., Kovacs K.M. 2018. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, third edition

Berta A., Sumich J.L., Kovacs K.M. 2006. Marine Mammals, Evolutionary Biology, second edition

Footage:

1) The Evolutionary History of Whales – Cetacean Evolution
2) Humpback whale natural footage 4K – copyright Brett Vercoe
3) Humpback Whales in Vavaù, Kingdom of Tonga – Courtesy of Lorenzo Fiori and Auckland University of Technology
4) The advanced hunting strategy of a dolphin – The Wonder of Animals: Episode 9 – BBC Four
5) Humpback Whales in Vavaù, Kingdom of Tonga – Courtesy of Lorenzo Fiori and Auckland University of Technology
6) Sperm Whales – Courtesy of Tiago Batista and Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching
7) Killer whales – Courtesy of Tiago Batista and Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching
8) Common Dolphins with drone – Courtesy of Tiago Batista and Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching
9) Spotted dolphins underwater – Courtesy of Tiago Batista and Terra Azul Azores Whale Watching

Jessie Ocket

About Jessie Ocket

Jessie is a Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2019. She has a strong passion for the ocean, the marine ecosystem and the complex interactions between the species living in it. Totally ready to educate Humans and collect data for MONICET - The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project.

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