Threatening Factors and Mitigation Measurements for the Marine Mammals in the Turkish Marine Waters

Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the coast of Düzce Akçakoca was examined by Assoc. Dr. Deniz Yağoğlu, Black Sea Officer of the Nature and Science Association.

The whale (Physeter macrocephalus), stranded on the coast of Karaağaç, was landed by the officials of İskenderun Technical University, Nature and Science Association and Hatay Municipality. Necropsy was performed under the leadership of President of Nature and Science Prof. Dr. Cemal Turan.

Long Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), dragged to Limak-Port pier, was taken to the garden of the Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology of Iskenderun Technical University with the help of Iskenderun Municipality and the Nature and Science Association teams. Necropsy was performed here by the members of the Nature and Science Association. It is thought that the whale, estimated to be in the suckling period (about 5 months old), had a feeding problem as a result of the loss of its mother and died due to health problems related to this.