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The longest whale dive ever recorded clocks in at virtually 4 hours

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A Cuvier’s beaked whale beat the earlier file for longest dive ever recorded by virtually an hour

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A Cuvier’s beaked whale has made the longest dive by any mammal ever recorded, lasting 3 hours and 42 minutes. That smashes the earlier file of two hours and 43 minutes.

The file has surprised biologists. “That is fairly a bit longer,” says Nicola Fast at Duke College in North Carolina. “It’s fairly superb.”

The file for people holding their breath underwater is 24 minutes, and this includes floating immobile. Against this, whales are extremely energetic throughout dives. “They’re …

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