Researchers who were looking for a rare whale instead came across what they believe to be a new species of beaked whale.
The researchers didn't realize at first what they had found when they encountered a group of whales just off the remote Mexican San Benito islands.
The scientific team had been sailing with the Sea Shepherd Conservation society in pursuit of the Perrin's beaked whale — so elusive that they have only been observed when dead specimens up on beaches.

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