posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 03:35 PM
Up until now, all we have known about the spade-toothed beaked whale was from three partial skulls collected from New Zealand and Chile over a
140-year period. It is remarkable that we know almost nothing about such a large mammal," Rochelle Constantine, a marine biologist at the University
of Auckland in New Zealand, said in a statement. "This is the first time this species has ever been seen as a complete specimen, and we were lucky
enough to find two of them."
I hope these are not the only two.
The researchers said they have no idea why the whales have remained so elusive.
If I was a whale on this planet, especially in the same hemisphere with the Japanese, I would hide too.
If this is the first time they have been seen, I wonder if they are anatomically different to allow themselves to live in the deep ocean for extended
periods of time?