Posts Tagged ‘cuvier’s beaked whale’
Cuvier’s beaked whale
See all species Cuvier’s beaked whales are the champion divers amongst whales – they hold the record for the deepest and longest dive for any mammal. Cuvier’s have flipper pockets, a special adaption for diving which allows them to tuck their flippers in and make their bodies super-streamlined. Cuvier’s beaked whales are amazing, but like…Read More
Underwater sounds could be from new whale species
Researchers on board a research vessel sailing the waters near the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, and Antarctic Peninsula have identified a unique whale song that could well come from a new species of whale. The team investigating the sound included researchers from WDC’s Latin America office in Argentina. The signal, known as the…Read More
Beaked whale deaths in Scotland puzzle experts
A five-fold increase in the number of stranded Cuvier’s beaked whales washing up on the shores around the west coast of Scotland over December has caused concern in the region. An unusually large number of beaked whales have been found dead on local beaches over the past couple of weeks but are too decomposed for…Read More
Five Cuvier’s beaked whales strand during military exercise off Crete – how many more times?
Local details and some content here are provided from our colleague Alexandros Franzis, Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute, Greece. Once more we have bad news regarding Cuvier’s beaked whales in Greek waters. We fear for the future of the local population, which has repeatedly been affected by naval sonar activity of NATO or of national navies in…Read More
And the award for deep-diving champion goes to?
Not the sperm whale as some might have thought, but in fact the lesser known Cuvier’s beaked whale!! Researchers from Cascadia Research Collective recorded an individual Cuvier’s beaked whale diving to a depth of almost 3km and staying there for 137 minutes, beating the former record holder – the southern elephant seal – by some…Read More
WDC remains optimistic over future protection for Cuvier’s beaked whales in the Med
The latest international meeting dealing with protection of whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean and Black Seas (ACCOBAMS) has concluded with mixed results for the Cuvier’s beaked whale, which is thought to be most vulnerable to loud, man-made underwater noise pollution caused by military sonar and surveys for oil and gas deposits under the seabed.…Read More