First confirmed sighting of True’s beaked whale in the north-east Atlantic

The sighting of True’s beaked whale, one of the world’s rarest species of whale, in the Bay of Biscay confirms for the first time that the marine mammals live in this region of the Atlantic.

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photo credits: By Image Credit: Roland Edler.Figure from article: Aguilar de Soto N, Martín V, Silva M, Edler R, Reyes C, Carrillo M, Schiavi A, Morales T, García-Ovide B, Sanchez-Mora A, Garcia-Tavero N, Steiner L, Scheer M, Gockel R, Walker D, Villa E, Szlama P, Eriksson IK, Tejedor M, Perez-Gil M, Quaresma J, Bachara W, Carroll E. (2017) True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) in Macaronesia. PeerJ 5:e3059 – doi:10.7717/peerj.3059, CC BY 4.0,