US professor of biology believes hunted whale to be a blue whale

Adam A. Peck believes the whale is a blue whale …

Adam A. Peck believes the whale is a blue whale and not a hybrid. t Photo/Hard To Port

Speaking to CNN, professor of biology Adam A.Peck at the University of Hawaii says that the whale hunted by Hvalur hf on Saturday night is a blue whale and not a hybrid blue/ fin whale as believed by Icelandic experts. 

Peck says that most of the key appearance factors of a blue whale are there in the photographs he saw of the whale carcass. 

Icelandic marine biologist Gísli Arnór Víkingsson said to mbl.is yesterday that he believes it's a rare hybrid whale but that this couldn't be confirmed until DNA samples from the animal have been investigated. 

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