Hi all,

I am trying to determine whether any underwater footage/photographs of
Shepherd's beaked whale *(**Tasmacetus shepherdi**) *exist? I have searched
the relevant scientific literature (see reference list below), news and
other websites documenting strandings and sightings (e.g.
whale-trackers-make-rare-sighting) and the Cetal Fauna facebook page. All
of which returned imagery limited to stranded animals and photos and videos
shot topside from vessels/the air.

Any information on sub-surface imagery would be much appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Chris Thompson

PhD Candidate
Centre for Marine Futures
University of Western Australia


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