Beaked whales in Bay of Biscay

This video from the USA says about itself:

This rare beaked whale stranded on 6/20/2008 and was cared for by the volunteers at the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo, Florida. Sadly the whale died on 6/23/2008.

More on beaked whale strandings in the USA: here.

From Wildlife Extra:

Scientists to study elusive beaked whales in Biscay – “Diver 2008 project”

June 2008. A group of Europe’s leading marine conservation and research organisations have joined forces to carry out further crucial research into some of the rarest and most elusive marine animals on the planet – beaked whales. The research programme, called “Diver 2008”, will run for a month off the northern coast of Spain, within the Bay of Biscay – an area renowned for sightings of these mysterious marine mammals. The programme follows on from a successful first Diver project in 2006, which established an important research baseline.

Beaked whales

Beaked whales are a group of 21 whale species, characterised by their distinctive beaks. They are primarily found in offshore deep water canyons and as such are rarely within easy reach of researchers and whale watching enthusiasts, making them little studied. However, the northern Spanish coast has a number of these deep water canyons within 20km of the coast and past survey work by the Diver 2008 researchers from commercial ferries, has highlighted the importance of these canyons for a number of beaked whale species, including Cuvier’s beaked whale, Sowerby’s beaked whale and Northern Bottlenose whale [see also here].

Newborn Dolphins and Orcas Active 24/7: here.

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