Rare beaked whale captured on video for first time

Tuesday 07 March 2017 3 months ago 51   Paris    Print

True beaked whale

Report  Web desk : PARIS: True 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." 02