Thursday, December 10, 2020

New Whale Species? Watch This Not At All Informative Video

Arsed myself to research.

'New' whale species seen off Mexican coast

Three whales spotted off the coast off Mexico are thought to be a previously unknown species. Researchers found the mammals while tracking beaked whales near the San Benito Islands in November.

Jay Barlow, a marine mammal biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, said they did not realise their discovery until later when studying photos.

The scientists are now awaiting the DNA analysis of water samples that could hold skin cells for possible DNA testing to confirm whether the whales are a new species.

If confirmed, it would bring the number of known beaked whale species to 24.

[The Beeb. Even more data at The Ceeb.]

1 comment:

Al said...

My hope is that when the naked killer apes finally commit suicide and die off that the whales become the dominate mammal species on this beautiful blue planet.