Eco News #30 – rarest whale known to humanity seen recently

November 25th, 2012

Hello Greenzoners! 🙂


Recently, a new discovery on the coast of New Zealand proved our little knowledge about ocean depths. The rarest whale known to the humanity was seen for the first time after very long time – an animal called spade-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii) is almost unknown to science. Last evidence of his existence were skulls found 140 years ago in Chile and New Zealand. Now 2 individuals were found – originally mistaken for Gray’s beaked whales, but further DNA analysis proved that it was mysterious spade-toothed beaked whale. 😉

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2 Responses to “Eco News #30 – rarest whale known to humanity seen recently”

  1. […] days ago we wrote about recent encounter with the world’s rarest whale. Well, there is no end to great discoveries – especially if it comes to rare animals! The […]

  2. I am more worried about what the next step becomes when starving the population and killing 1% every four years does not work.

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