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Shepherd’s Beaked Whale Filmed for the First Time Ever [Video]

For the first time ever the elusive Shepherd’s Beaked Whale has been caught on film. This secretive creature has only been spotted a handful of time since its discovery, so catching it on film is a pretty big deal. The beasts were spotted off the coast of southern Australia by a teach of researchers who jumped at the chance to record. “These animals are practically entirely known from stranded dead whales, and there haven’t been many of them,” Michael Double of the Australian Antarctic Division team told AFP.

If you aren’t a researcher yourself, you’re unlikely to be able to make out anything really amazing here, but just keep in mind that even today, there are still plenty of things to be discovered and plenty of animals that have yet to be seen. It’s pretty wild.

(AFP via io9)

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