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Rare beaked whale captured on video: 1st time

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True´s beaked whales, an elusive and little-studied mammal, have been captured on video for the first time, researchers said Tuesday, helping to flesh out a sketchy species record.

The 46 seconds of footage was obtained off Pico Island in the North Atlantic by members of an educational expedition on a field trip, they wrote in the journal PeerJ.

A trio of whales "surfaced and milled near a drifting small inflatable boat for about 10 minutes, breathing every 9.7 seconds on average," said the report.

"This allowed the observers to film the animals underwater, providing high-quality images for species identification."

https://www.geo.tv/latest/133522-Rare-beaked-whale-captured-on-video-for-first-time

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Beautiful.  Funny how little they know about an animal with so much technology available today. Just shows how large the ocean is and how much is possibly still out there undiscovered.

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Thank God they were researchers and not whalers.  Whaling must be stopped.

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This breed of whale must be the smartest.  They know to hide from us!

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Very cool, i hope they stay away feom japan cause they will hunt and kill them

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7 minutes ago, coolguy said:

Very cool, i hope they stay away feom japan cause they will hunt and kill them

Pico Island had a substantial whaling industry until about 1980. They seemed to survived that. 

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very majestic, and wonderful how they have endured in such relative obscurity....One wonders how many other species have remained hidden in the enigmatic depths of our oceans.

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