This Is The First Ever Footage Of Beaked Whales
There’s so little we know of our planet, and naturally it makes us curious as to what else is out there. This thirst for knowledge makes us push our boundaries and reach for the unknown. So far we’ve been able to see almost everything that’s above ground but there are many wonders lurking in the waters depths and the inside of our mysterious planet.
We are reaching for the stars, but we know only a few percents of what the ocean waters hold. There have been many expeditions in the darkest parts of the sea, but we have yet to reach the bottom of the abyss. We have gone down to 35,858 feet below the sea’s surface, and if we ever want to go deeper and reach the ground, we would have to travel even further down inside the Mariana Trench under the Pacific Ocean, swimming down the Challenger Deep, the deepest section of the trench. The expeditions thus far have proven to be very fruitful, bringing knowledge of life in complete darkness in excruciating conditions. Just imagine what the waters hold even further down!
Every now and then, marine life from the depths of the oceans swims up towards shallow waters, surprising us with its existence. One such kind is the True’s beaked whale. This is a middle-sized whale first described in 1913 by a curator at the United States National Museum called Frederick W. True. These species are rarely sighted because their feeding routines involve going as deep as 3 km down, for up to 2 hours.