At Redhand Beach which is 93 miles north of Sydney, Australia, a rare beaked whale washed up on shore. This has scientists and researchers all abuzz as the creature is known to habitat the deep waters as far from humans as possible.
The cause of the whale’s death is unknown at present. It measured to about 13ft in length. Scientists are pouring all over the animal’s carcass to glean data regarding not only its death but its life as well. They’ll use a variety of testing technologies to get to the bottom of several mysteries surrounding this species of whale that is extremely rare.
Using everything from X-rays to DNA, the scientists will also examine the whale’s stomach and digestive system to see what it eats and did that have anything to do with the animal’s demise. These animals are so rare that this incident will give scientists a leap ahead in knowledge about them and other species.
All scientists know so far is that this species of whale is remarkable in that it is one of the deepest diving whales known.
Scientists can only imagine the animal’s eating and mating habits. Also does it get into fights with other sea denizens like the other whales and porpoises and dolphins do. How far do they travel and what are their relationships with their own species? Family structure etc.? These questions still remain elusive and what is gathered from this specimen will be used as a benchmark for any others found alive or dead.
Knowing what the animal eats and its optimum environment, should one be captured alive and need help then animal caretakers will have a better idea on how to tend to the animals.