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A Whale of a Discovery Makes Scientific Splash

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Carrie No
- 1062 days ago -
Almost a thing of legend, scientists have never seen a spade-toothed beaked whale alive and, until recently, only had limited skeletal evidence they existed.

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Andrew Butt (84)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 1:03 am
Thanks, enjoyed reading that.

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Thursday November 8, 2012, 4:45 am

Ruth C. (263)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 4:52 am
Its a sad picture the one above.

Christeen Anderson (647)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:31 am
Thanks for sharing this information.

Gloria picchetti (305)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:43 am
Wow! A species that has enough common sense to stay away from us!

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:03 am
Interesting read, but sad that this female and juvenile male were not found alive and that we don't know how many are still inhabiting our oceans. I suppose pollution had something to do with their washing up dead on the beach, so humans are probably responsible yet again. It makes my heart sore.

Stefanie Soto (51)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:58 am
I hope animals never learn the human speach, I know animals are the better humans but I really do not want to know what their think about us,

Elaine Al Meqdad (266)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 8:22 am
S & N.

Thomas P. (451)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 9:49 am
Thanks Carrie.

Gene Jacobson (268)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 12:37 pm
"This is the species of whale that we know the least about in the world," Constantine said. "It has never been seen before, as far as we know, and for the first time we have an idea of what it looks like."

Exciting yes, but that picture is so sad. I hope no human had a hand in their demise. Perhaps the rarest of things should only be seen rarely.

Suzanne L. (134)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 2:10 pm
Noted. TY Carrie. I just wish they'd found them alive and in the water.

Terry V. (30)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:40 pm
Very interesting. THANKS!!!

Carrie Not Well B. (316)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 7:18 pm
Humans screw up everything!

Tal H. (10)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 8:11 pm

Pat A. (117)
Friday November 9, 2012, 2:25 am
Thanks - interesting but sad news.

Alexandra Rodda (178)
Friday November 9, 2012, 3:26 am
the body is blood stained. It is possible that a shark may have attacked the two whales.
It is exciting to see them, but at the same time they should be given the opportunity to stay away from us. We're not all that good for the animals of this world.

Birgitta S. (206)
Friday November 9, 2012, 5:04 am
Hope this species will survive. Let them live as supposed to; None disturbance needed.
Thank for sharing .

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Friday November 9, 2012, 5:22 am
Exciting for scientists, sad for me!
Now that humans know they exist, their future existance is in jeopardy.

Dave C. (235)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:17 am
very interesting.....thanks....

Dan(iel) M. (25)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:57 am
Imformative , Yet Sad!!!

Justin M. (2)
Friday November 9, 2012, 10:16 am

Stella Gamboni (17)
Friday November 9, 2012, 5:29 pm
It took them two years to figure out what it was?

And the fact that it was a whale with spade-teeth and a beak didn't give them a clue?

Melania Padilla (188)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:01 pm
Saw it before, thanks

Frans Badenhorst (573)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:24 am
amazing, thanks for posting Carrie
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