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Bizarre new species of beaked whale discovered that lives 6,000 feet deep


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A new species of beaked whale has been formally identified in a newly-published study.

Named “Ramari’s beaked whale” after Māori whale expert Ramari Stewart, the newly identified species lives over 6,000 feet below the water’s surface.

Ramari’s beaked whales “are among the most visible inhabitants of the deep sea, due to their large size and worldwide distribution, and their taxonomic diversity and much about their natural history remain poorly understood,” according to the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.:snip:

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