Cuvier’s beaked whale seen grieving lifeless calf for first time

The mom whale (proper) touching her head to her lifeless calf (left)

Gorka Ocio, Verballenas

A feminine Cuvier’s beaked whale has been noticed swimming round her lifeless calf, touching her head in opposition to his and making an attempt to elevate his physique in an obvious present of grief. That is the primary time such grieving behaviour has been documented in a beaked whale.

The pair was noticed by a tour group on board a whale-watching boat 21 kilometres off the coast of Bermeo within the Bay of Biscay within the north of Spain.

“It was very unhappy …

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