End conference season

It was a busy conference season for the Goldbogen Lab, four meetings in less than 2 months, from Dunedin, New Zealand to Austin, Texas. One of the highlights was during the 20th Biennial Conference on Marine Mammals, at Otago University in Dunedin, New Zealand. Ewan Fordyce had one of the most poorly understood whales on display: the pygmy right whale (Caperea marginata). Here is a rare look at the tongue and baleen plates of this bizarre and mysterious whale species.Caperea baleen