Sept. 12, 2018
Sowerby's beaked whale tagged offshore of Virginia
ATLANTIC OCEAN —
Scientists from HDR and NAVFAC Atlantic had a rare and exciting encounter during a recent survey conducted for the Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf Break Cetacean Study - a group of three Sowerby’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon bidens). The group was sighted approximately 85 miles offshore of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, about halfway between the Norfolk and Washington Canyons, and represents one of the southern-most records of this species.