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Whale Sighting

Whale Sighting

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, marine mammals, sustainability, environment, adventure

                                           True's Beaked Whale, the Azores (credit: PeerJ)

One of the rarest and least known of whales, the True's beaked whale, has been filmed underwater for the first time. Researches diving around the Azores and Canary Islands spotted the marine mammals. They are extremely hard to track as the whales dive deep and surface for air less frequently than other species. According to a research report, True's beaked whale is restricted to temperate waters in the Atlantic with a few records from the southern hemisphere.

It's always exciting to view whales up close or learn of species still being discovered. The filming of observations in coastal waters off accessible island archipelagos offer unique locations to study these unknown and rare whales.True's beaked whale

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