Beaked whales may evade killer whales by silently diving in sync

When hunting, the mammals dive deep as a silent group and ascend far from where they dove

beaked whales at the water's surface

Blainville’s beaked whales surface for air off the coast of the Canary Islands, Spain. New research shows how beaked whales engage in highly synchronized diving to evade detection by predators like killer whales.

J Alcazar/Univ. of La Laguna

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