It is so rare it was once feared to have become extinct.
But thanks to an intrepid crew of explorers working off of the coast of Madagascar, humanity now has photographic proof that the Omura whale is still alive:
Incredibly, this is the first time the Omura has ever been caught on film. That’s right … you are one of the first people ever to have seen these mammals on film.
Because they are smaller than most whales and live in remote locations, it is impossible for experts to know how many of this elusive animal are still alive. But as these photos demonstrate, at least some of the Omura are continuing to thrive, giving hope that more of them are still riding the ocean waves.
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H/T: London Mail