New Delhi: Dr Salvatore Cerchio, a marine mammal biologist at the New England Aquarium, recently released an underwater video of the rarely seen Omura's whales of Madagascar.
Video credit: New England Aquarium/YouTube
According to the New England Aquarium, Dr Salvatore Cerchio and his fellow researchers documented around 80 Omura’s whales off the coast of Madagascar last November.
Omura's whale or the dwarf fin whale (Balaenoptera omurai) is a species of rorqual about which very little is known.
It is said that since the Omura's whales of Madagascar are so rare, scientists who observed them initially thought they belonged to another species.