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View a slideshow of photos of the Cuvier’s beaked whale

Cuvier's beaked whale breaching - View amazing Cuvier’s beaked whale photos - Ziphius cavirostris - on Arkive

Sowerby's beaked whale, Mesoplodon bidens | by Nova Atlantis

Sowerby's beaked whale - Mesoplodon bidens - breach (photograph by Nova Atlantis…

Georges Cuvier first described this species in 1823 from part of a skull found in France in 1804. He thought it represented an extinct species — it wasn't until the 1870s that it was realized the type specimen represented a living species.

When it comes to diving deep, Cuvier's beaked whales lead the pack. In a study published in March scientists tracked these typically elusive whales.

Experts are sure the noise isn’t made by Arnoux's beaked whales or Cuvier's beaked whales (stock image), because the signal doesn’t match

Mysterious song hints at new whale species

Experts are sure the noise isn’t made by Arnoux's beaked whales or Cuvier's beaked whales (stock image), because the signal doesn’t match

Cetaceans

There are 88 living species of Cetaceans today. The ocean is an amazing place

A Cuvier's beaked whale swims just under the surface of the ocean near the Galápagos Islands. Credit: Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures/Corbis

A Cuvier's beaked whale swims just under the surface of the ocean near the Galápagos Islands.

The deepest point of the ocean is in the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific. Cuvier's Beaked Whales were discovered to be the deepest diving mammals.And Herbert Nitsch is the 'deepest man on earth.' His words not mine.

21 Reasons The Deep Sea Is Hell On Earth

The deepest point of the ocean is in the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific. Cuvier's Beaked Whales were discovered to be the deepest diving mammals.And Herbert Nitsch is the 'deepest man on earth.

RARELY SEEN BEAKED WHALE WASHES ASHORE IN MASSACHUSETTS - Scientists say they live in very deep water

Rarely seen beaked whale washes ashore in Massachusetts

Biologists Identify Rare Beaked Whale Beached in Boston - They are so rarely seen that New England Aquarium biologists have been conferring to determine the exact species, which they believe to be a Sowerby’s beaked whale.

CUVIER’S BEAKED WHALE: THE WORLD’S LONGEST AND DEEPEST DIVER

Cuviers Beaked Whale The Worlds Longest And Deepest Diver Lazer Horse

Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) - ©ScottS101 on Flickr

Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) - ©ScottS101 on Flickr

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