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Big Island photographer captures video of rare Bainville's beaked whales

Courtesy: Lisa Denning Courtesy: Lisa Denning
BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - It may look like a dolphin, but one Big Island photographer captured a rare glimpse of a pair of Bainville's beaked whales.

Lisa Denning was on her way back to Honokahau harbor when another boater flagged her down about something unusual in the water.

Once she saw the pair of marine animals, she dove in to get a closer look.

It's estimated that there are about 120 of Bainville's beaked whales in waters off the Big Island.

But getting video footage of the animals can be tricky because they usually live in deep water and can wait up to an hour before coming to the surface for air.

Denning said the whales were playful and seemed to enjoy her company.

You can watch the video HERE



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