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Rare whales caught on film for the first time


Posted on Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

A still from the first ever footage of True's beaked whales. Image Credit: Roland Edler
Three elusive True's beaked whales have been captured on camera during an expedition to the Azores.
This remarkably rare species, which has only ever been sighted seven times, is thought to dive for hours at a time and can descend to depths of 3km or more beneath the North Atlantic.

For the team of educators who had been out on an expedition with a group of schoolchildren when this latest sighting occurred, seeing the whales surface must have been a remarkable experience.

"Suddenly this group of whales appear from nowhere and start to surround the boat," said biologist Natacha Aguilar de Soto."These are whales that very few people in the world have ever seen."

The animals stayed near the surface for around ten minutes, providing the researchers with an opportunity to deploy an inflatable boat and record footage of them using a GoPro camera.


Source: New Scientist | Comments (6)

Tags: Whale


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe on 7 March, 2017, 17:39
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.
Comment icon #2 Posted by MJNYC on 7 March, 2017, 19:46
Thank God they were researchers and not whalers. Whaling must be stopped.
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 7 March, 2017, 21:07
This breed of whale must be the smartest. They know to hide from us!
Comment icon #4 Posted by coolguy on 8 March, 2017, 3:35
Very cool, i hope they stay away feom japan cause they will hunt and kill them
Comment icon #5 Posted by psyche101 on 8 March, 2017, 3:43
Pico Island had a substantial whaling industry until about 1980. They seemed to survived that.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Silent Trinity on 8 March, 2017, 9:22
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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