Beaked Whale is Deep-Dive Champion

Date: 26/05/2014

Cuvier’s beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals.

Satellite tags attached to these animals, swimming off the coast of
California, recorded a dive to nearly three kilometres below the ocean
surface, and one that lasted 137 minutes. This performance exceeds that
for any southern elephant seal, which is also known to be an extreme
breath-holder.

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