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Scientists eavesdrop on little-known beaked whales to learn how deeply they dive


Date: October 11, 2017
Source: NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Summary:
Scientists have reported the first dive depths for Gervais' and True's beaked whales, two of the least known beaked whale species known as mesoplodonts. The study is also the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species.


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