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Artist impression of Ramiri's beaked whale © Vivian Ward

Ramari’s beaked whale

Mesoplodon eueu

Artist impression Ramiri's beaked whale

Ramari’s beaked whale

See all species Ramari’s beaked whale is the latest species of whale or dolphin to be discovered When the body of a pregnant beaked whale turned up on the coast of New Zealand in 2011, it was first thought to be a True’s beaked whale. However, a few years later scientists were able to identify…

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Dominica announces new protections for sperm whales

Dominica has placed almost 800 square kilometers of sea off the west coast of the country under protection specifically for sperm whales. This will be the world’s first marine sanctuary specifically for the species. Less than 500 individuals of the endangered sperm whale are believed to still live in the waters around the island. The…

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Common dolphin

Common dolphin

See all species Previously considered as one species, in 1994 the common dolphin was separated into short and long-beak varieties. However, advances in science suggest the initial classification was correct and the common dolphin is in fact one species (with four sub-species), which shows considerable variation through its large range. Other names: Criss-cross dolphin; White-bellied…

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Indus river dolphin

Indus river dolphin

See all species The Indus River dolphin lives in the Indus river basin of Pakistan and India. Unfortunately, there are currently less than two thousand of these endangered dolphins left in the world. However, there have been some promising signs of increasing numbers, which can be attributed to better protection measures in Pakistan. Other names:…

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Rice’s whale

See all species Formerly known as the “Gulf of Mexico sub-population” of Bryde’s whales, Rice’s whale was identified as a separate species in 2021. From the skull of an individual that stranded in 2019, scientists identified characteristics that distinguish them as a new species. It is named after the late biologist Dale Rice, the first…

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Sato’s beaked whale

See all species Sato’s beaked whale was only recognised as a new species in 2019. Only a few stranded individuals have been recorded in the North Pacific. Male Female Calf Maximum length 6.9m Unknown Unknown Maximum weight Unknown Unknown Unknown IUCN conservation status: Near Threatened What do Sato’s beaked whales look like? Sato’s beaked whale…

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