Omura’s whale is widely distributed in the subtropical and tropical waters in Indo-Pacific, and is the most common baleen whales in Taiwan. Dr. Shiro Wada had noticed that this undescribed whale in early 1990s. However, his manuscript had been rejected by several journals until Nature published it in 2003. Dr. Wada named the whale after the Japanese cetologist Professor Hideo Omura.


  • Title: Balaenoptera omurai Wada Oishi and Yamada 2003

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