New record breaking dives

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New record breaking dives

One of our previous blog posts detailed a record holding elephant seal dive to 2,388 m… This record has just been smashed by a Cuvier’s beaked whale….

Researchers from the Cascadia Research Collective tagged 8 Cuvier’s beaked whales off the Southern California coast, recording their movement and diving behaviour for up to 3 months. One whale set a new deepest dive record by reaching 2,992 m and another broke the longest dive record by completing a 137.5 minute dive!

The paper detailing the study and these data can be found here.

SMRU Consulting have also been involved in a tagging study of beaked whales, which investigated the responses of beaked whales in the Bahamas to mid-frequency active sonar.

Check out our project summary here: BEAKED WHALE BEHAVIOURAL RESPONSE STUDY


Photo credit: Erin A. Falcone/Cascadia Research.

By |2019-03-22T13:03:12+00:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Rachael is a Senior Scientist at SMRU Consulting Europe. Check out her bio under the "About Us" tab.

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