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Hemorrhage (brain) 0004
2D axial CT slice through the head of a Blainville's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) with a left temporal fossa intracranial hemorrhage. This animal died in a stranding associated with a naval sonar exercise (related report). The mechanism behind this hemorrhage is unknown at this time but has been reported in beaked whales stranding under similar circumstances. Specimen courtesy of Kenneth Balcomb, Cross Harbor Creek, Abaco, Bahamas.
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