Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You’ve Never Seen Before BY NADIA DRAKE 09.02.13- Wired Science Blainville's Beaked Whale Robin Baird, a biologist at the Cascadia Research Collective, has spent years doing just this, in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands.

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You’ve Never Seen Before

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You’ve Never Seen Before BY NADIA DRAKE 09.02.13- Wired Science Blainville's Beaked Whale Robin Baird, a biologist at the Cascadia Research Collective, has spent years doing just this, in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands.

Georges Cuvier first described this species in 1823 from part of a skull found in France in 1804. He thought it represented an extinct species — it wasn't until the 1870s that it was realized the type specimen represented a living species.

When it comes to diving deep, Cuvier's beaked whales lead the pack. In a study published in March scientists tracked these typically elusive whales.

Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals A new study of elusive Cuvier's beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters). By Jane J. Lee, National Geographic

Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals, beaked whale, sperm whale, diving, diagram

Blainville's Beaked Whale | Blainville's Beaked Whales

Blainville's Beaked Whale | Blainville's Beaked Whales

Gray's Beaked Whale/Haast's Beaked Whale/Scamperdown Whale/Southern Beaked Whale

Gray's Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi) surfacing, Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean (Photograph by Dickie Duckett/ FLPA / Minden)

More than 2 hours and 2 miles down. Cuvier's beaked whale is impressive.

More than 2 hours and 2 miles down. Cuvier's beaked whale is impressive.

Experts are sure the noise isn’t made by Arnoux's beaked whales or Cuvier's beaked whales (stock image), because the signal doesn’t match

Mysterious song hints at new whale species

Experts are sure the noise isn’t made by Arnoux's beaked whales or Cuvier's beaked whales (stock image), because the signal doesn’t match

Pygmy beaked whale videos, photos and facts - Mesoplodon ...

Pygmy beaked whale videos, photos and facts - Mesoplodon .

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