Sea Shepherd Concludes Research Expedition on Elusive Cuvier’s Beaked Whales

Mexican scientists on board R/V Martin Sheen recorded whale encounters and added to photo ID catalogue during Divina Guadalupe III

Sea Shepherd recently wrapped its fall research project, Divina Guadalupe III, to study Cuvier’s beaked whales at Mexico’s Guadalupe Island, recording 22 encounters and increasing their photo-ID catalogue to 69 different individuals.

Sea Shepherd Records Never Before Seen Footage of Rare Cuvier’s Beaked Whales During Expedition in Mexico

Sea Shepherd’s research vessel the R/V Martin Sheen returned to Mexico’s Guadalupe Island to continue its study of Cuvier’s beaked whales, capturing never before seen drone footage of these rare and elusive cetaceans.

Scientists and Sea Shepherd Make New Discovery About Cuvier’s Beaked Whales During Expedition in Mexico

The Divina Guadalupe research project records highest worldwide sighting rate of Cuvier’s beaked whales ever recorded

A group of Mexican and U.S. scientists, aided by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, surveyed an area off the coast of Mexico that appears to contain the highest number of worldwide sightings of Cuvier’s beaked whales ever recorded over a two-week period.