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World's Rarest Whale Spotted

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Check out the world's rarest whale, that was recently spotted.

The rarest whale in the world has washed up on a shore in New Zealand.

The spade-toothed beaked whales were first identified by bone fragments found on a remote island in the Pacific in 1872.

Since then, the only evidence that the whales existed was two incomplete skulls found in New Zealand and Chile.

In 2010, a whale mother and her male offspring were found washed up on Opape Beach in Northern New Zealand.

At first they were mistaken for a more common species called Gray beaked whales, until DNA tests proved otherwise.

As reported in the Daily Telegraph, Doctor Rochelle Constantine of the University of Auckland said that the reason for the whale’s obscurity could be that “they are simply an offshore species that lives and dies in the deep ocean waters and only rarely wash ashore."

Another rare species has been discovered in the savanna like environment in Brazil known as the cerrado.

The brightly colored tree dwelling tarantula is one of nine similar new species to be discovered.

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