A Cuviers’ beaked whale. (Photo courtesy of Ocean Treasures Memorial Library)

Study Estimates Beaked Whale Populations in Gulf of Mexico

Scientists used passive acoustic monitoring during 2010-2013 to detect the presence of beaked whales in the Gulf of Mexico. These animals are difficult to study visually because they spend little time at the sea surface and are only present in offshore deep waters; they are rarely found on the continental shelf and near-shore waters.

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