posted on May, 28 2009 @ 02:08 PM
In my usual searching of wikipedia for cryptid information, I came across a couple of unknown whales that may interest the community here at ATS.
Up first is Gigloli's whale
, a species of rorqual spotted by the zoologist Enrico Hillyer
Giglioli. It supposedly had 2 dorsal fins, long flippers and no throat furrows. It was spotted in 1867 off the coast of Chile, then again in 1868 off
Scotland. Finally, Jacques Maigret spotted a similar creature between the French mainland and the island of Corsica in 1983.
This is Giglioli's depiction of it.
The next specimen of interest is the Rhinoceros Dolphin, a two-finned dolphin spotted near the Sandwich Islands and New South Wales. It may be a
genetic mutation, or possibly a new species.
More info on cryptowhales