A study has revealed that the shy Cuvier's beaked whale performs the deepest dives made by any mammal on the planet at 9,816ft (2,992metres) below the waves - the equivalent of just under seven Empire State Buildings - and stays below for 138 minutes
10,000 FEET Under The Sea: Whale Sets Record For Deepest Ever Dive After It Plunges Seven Empire State Buildings Deep -- Daily Mail
* One Cuvier's beaked whale dived 9,816ft (2,992 metres) below the waves and stayed below for 38 minutes
* The equivalent of 6.75 Empire State Buildings placed on top of one another
* Biologists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California tagged eight of the whales off San Nicholas Island in southern California
* They are interested in whether the whales display unusual behaviour when they hear sonar emitted from ships
Whales are capable of swimming vast distances across oceans, but they are also expert divers.
And now a study has revealed that the shy Cuvier’s beaked whale performs the deepest dives made by any mammal on the planet.
Scientists were surprised to record one of the mammal's dives, which was 9,816ft (2,992 metres) below the waves.
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My Comment: Wow .... I never knew that they can dive that deep and stay underwater for that long.