International team of scientists make a whale of a discovery
But after scouring locations around the world for genetic evidence and examining an odd-looking specimen washed up on an island in the Bering Sea, scientists identified a beaked whale new to science. Check out this story to learn about the detective search behind its discovery.
Though the announcement is a rare one, our oceans are so unexplored that we know more about the moon than we do what lies in their watery depths. Scientists are still finding new marine creatures, such as Casper, a milky-white octopod whose discovery by NOAA last March made worldwide headlines.