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Dead Cuvier's beaked whale

Posted By: Marty

Dead Cuvier's beaked whale - 05/25/21 10:50 AM

Many interesting things wash ashore near our home on the island. This dead Cuvier's beaked whale was found yesterday.. Thanks for the identification Linda Sea and the photos Greg Smith. An interesting fact about Cuvier's beaked whales is that they have the longest and deepest recorded dives among whales (222 minutes and 9,724ft respectively).

Tappears to be the second specimen confirmed in Belize after the initial one stranded in 1988 at Northern Two Cayes, Lighthouse Reef.

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Posted By: dabunk

Re: Dead Cuvier's beaked whale - 05/25/21 02:15 PM

How long is this? Hard to judge from the pics??
Posted By: Marty

Re: Dead Cuvier's beaked whale - 05/25/21 03:29 PM

I'd guess 5-6 feet
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