Friday 24 February 2012

more rare creatures caught on film

Scientists capture footage of rare whale
A stroke of good luck has given a team of Tasmanian scientists an encounter with a pod of extremely rare whales.The Australian Antarctic Division team was searching for blue whales off the coast of Portland in Victoria last month when they spotted the pod of Shepherd's beaked whales.They captured video footage of up to a dozen of the black and cream-coloured whales which have prominent dolphin-like beaks.Voyage leader Michael Double says the mammals have been seen in the wild only a few times."To encounter this group was amazing but the fact that they remained at the surface for so long that we could get many minutes of footage is unique," he said.

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