The longest breath ever recorded, in whales

15th Sep 2017

- A Cuvier's beaked whale calf sighted on an ORCA Sea Safari in 2016.

It's a fact that all of us here at ORCA use frequently - the Cuvier's beaked whale can hold its breath for 137 minutes and dive to 2,992m deep!  In 2014, the scientist Erin Falcone and her team found out this incredible fact, and it amazed us all.

However, Falcone's team have now recorded a Cuvier's beaked whale that held its breath for two hours and 43 minutes!  

Will this record be beaten?  Watch this space!

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