True's Beaked Whale Captured On Video, What We Need To Know About The North Atlantic Rare Whale

By Carrie Winters - 09 Mar '17 16:01PM
  • True's Beaked Whale
  • (Photo : LIQUID OCELOT/YouTube Screenshot) A rare whale species has been captured on video recently. This discovery has got scientists looking forward to finding more about the True’s beaked whale.

A rare whale species has been captured on video recently. This discovery has got scientists looking forward to finding more about the True's beaked whale.

According to a report, the True's beaked whale was first discovered by a Smithsonian scientist named Frederick William in 1913. The whale is also known as the Mesoplodon mirus and has not seen since the first discovery.

The True has always been washed away in the North Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean but ever since William first studied the whale no one ever caught the same whale again on video except now. This whale has been known to be living in the deep in the North Atlantic.

Scientists do not have much information about it since there have been less sightings of the whale species. Usually, these whales are found in deep waters and are mostly near the coast of Azores and Canary Islands.

A report indicated that the 46-second video of the True's beaked whale has been captured by students that were having a trip near the North Atlantic Sea. This video has been released together with a new study of the rare whale species.

Natacha Aguilar de Soto, lead author of the study shared that these whales are the size of an elephant living in the deep waters. Additionally, this is the first time that the whale has been captured on video in the wild.

Meanwhile, Natacha Aguilar de Soto has been studying about the True's beaked whale for 15 years. The video has been released together with a study that was published in the journal PeerJ. Aguilar de Soto noted that the study has been the most comprehensive especially on the subject about the whale.

The report that has been published can help out in ways on how to protect the rare whale species. There is no specific information on how big or small the population of the True's beaked whale as of this time. It may be more or the number of the rare whale species may have declined.

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